Raskin Questions Mueller During Congressional Hearing

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), along with fellow House Judiciary Committee members, spent the better part of Wednesday morning questioning former special counsel Robert Mueller about the report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Committee members were given five minutes each to question Mueller about his testimony and the report. Raskin brought up the topic of obstruction of justice through witness tampering.

Raskin highlighted details from the report which infer that President Donald Trump coerced his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, into not cooperating and sharing information with law enforcement.

“You found evidence that the President engaged in efforts to encourage witnesses not to cooperate with the investigation,” said Raskin.

Mueller replied, “That is correct.”

Raskin finished his allotted time by quoting from the report: “In America, no person is so high as to be above the law.”

Several Maryland officials tweeted throughout Mueller’s testimony.

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About Sara Chernikoff

Sara Chernikoff is a journalism and public policy student at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an intern for Montgomery Community Media. Contact her via twitter @scherni11 or by email schernikoff@mymcmedia.org

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