WSJ Columnist Kimberley Strassel Explains Mueller Testimony, Will be Keynote Speaker at Center’s Fall Briefing

Kimberley Strassel, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, recently reported on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before two House committees this past week and how we are left with “more questions than answers.”

The special counsel’s often befuddled testimony has predictably raised questions about how in control he was of the 22-month investigation or the writing of the report. Yet in some ways it matters little whether it was Mr. Mueller calling the shots, or “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann, or Mr. Mueller’s congressional minder, Aaron Zebley. All three spent years in the Justice Department-FBI hierarchy, as did many of the other prosecutors and agents on the probe. That institutional crew early on made the calculated decision to shelter the FBI, the Justice Department, outside private actors, and leading Democrats from any scrutiny of their own potential involvement with 2016 Russian election interference.

The main objective of Mueller’s investigation, Strassel continued, was focused on “protecting the actual miscreants behind the Russia-collusion hoax.”

In his opening statement he declared that he would not “address questions about the opening of the FBI’s Russia investigation, which occurred months before my appointment, or matters related to the so-called Steele Dossier.” The purpose of those omissions was obvious, as those two areas go to the heart of why the nation has been forced to endure years of collusion fantasy.

Mueller’s excuses to avoid answering questions about the dossier were “disingenuous,” according to Strassel. Everything he investigated predated his tenure, leaving the Justice Department no reason to bar Mueller from accounting for “his team’s handling of the dossier.”

You can hear more from Kimberley Strassel in person on Monday, October 7 at Center of the American Experiment’s Fall Briefing. Strassel will present at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm, and a reception will follow the event. Visit here for tickets.