Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), joined Fox News’ host Sean Hannity on Wednesday where he weighed in on Robert Mueller’s press conference.
Jordan believes Mueller offered “the same darn conclusion” as what was written in his report when he delivered a statement to the press on Wednesday, but he listed key takeaways.
During his press conference, Robert Mueller said that his report speaks for itself and that he would not provide information beyond that which is already public.
“I hope and expect this to be the only time I will speak to you in this manner,” Mueller said. “I am making that decision myself. No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.”
“There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress,” he added. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself and the report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.”
Rep. Jordan questioned Robert Mueller’s motives behind holding his brief conference and asked, “What did we learn in the nine minutes and 39 seconds of Mr. Mueller’s press conference?” Jordan asked. “We learned there was no collusion and no obstruction.” (Continued Below)
“It was the same darn conclusion. So, that to me was a big takeaway – if the report speaks for itself, why did you have to do a press conference where you took no questions from the press?” Jordan asked.
Jordan also named three takeaways from Mueller’s press briefing adding that there was no new information.
He listed: (1) no collusion –no obstruction, (2) he resigned, (3) he doesn’t want to testify. (Continued Below)
“If he comes, that will be up to Jerry Nadler, but there are a lot of questions to ask,” Jordan said pointing to the Steele dossier. “Because before they went to the FISA court in October of 2016, they knew all kinds of things about the author of that dossier, Christopher Steele.”
“They knew he was desperate to stop Trump and they didn’t tell the court that information. [They] didn’t tell the court who paid for the document, namely the Clinton campaign. Those are key questions we need answers to,” he said.
Jordan added, “The good news is Bill Barr is doing an investigation and I think he’s gonna get the answers.