President Donald Trump to Hold Rally on Day of Mueller's Testimony
Is Trump trolling the media by timing rally to coincide with the hearing?
On the day the former special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to testify before Congress, President Donald Trump will be holding a campaign rally in North Carolina on July 17.
Trump's reelection campaign has announced the President will host a "Keep America Great" rally at Williams Arena in Greenville that evening.
But at the same time, Mueller is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees publicly.
The Democrats are now hoping they can pull in more public attention to the Muller report, as many lose focus on 2020.
The Mueller report detailed Russian interference and reviewed instances where Trump allegedly tried to influence Mueller's probe.
According to Politico: Trump has decried House Democrats' efforts to speak with Mueller, dismissing the Russia investigation as a partisan witch hunt that failed to bring up anything conclusive.
Though Mueller did not charge the president with any crimes — doing so is against Justice Department policy — the special counsel pointedly did not absolve the president of obstruction of justice, saying during a news conference in May:
"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
Last week, Trump accused Mueller of destroying crucial evidence during his investigation that would have proven the Russia Probe was an anti-Trump witch hunt.
During a Wednesday interview on Fox Business, the president unloaded, saying Mueller "terminated" FBI text and emails containing discussions of a plot to sabotage his presidency.
Presidential Harassment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019
Gowdy: Mysterious Evidence 'Changed My Perspective' on Mueller Probe— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) June 24, 2019
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Trump described the deletion of these communications as an illegal move.
"Mueller terminated them illegally. He terminated all of the emails," Trump told host Maria Bartiromo.
"Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together. He terminated them. They're gone. And that's illegal. That's a crime."
The president was referring to text messages and emails between disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-Bureau lawyer Lisa Page who conspired in an anti-Trump campaign during the early stages of the Russia investigations.
"They got caught, and they're running around going wild trying to do everything they can, but they spied on my campaign, it's as simple as that," Trump said, referring to the probe's origins at the FBI.
"It's so illegal, it's probably the biggest political scandal in history, and they got caught doing it."