Special Counsel Robert Mueller had something to say to both Democrats and Republicans during his first press briefing after the Russia probe, said former assistant U.S. attorney Alex Little.
“It’s pretty clear he had two audiences — I think one was congressional Democrats, one was congressional Republicans,” Little said while appearing on “America’s News HQ”, Fox News reported.
“He is telling people like [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff, I’m not going to save you, I’m going to be your savior and I sure don’t want to testify. I think he also is telling congressional Republicans: ‘There’s a lot my report you need to look at. You need to read it, and you need to consider your constitutional duty about how to go forward and investigate it’.”
According to Little, Mueller at least made an indication that Trump may be guilty; however, he wasn’t able to prosecute the President while serving under the Justice Department.
Little’s comments came as Schiff called on Mueller to testify after his press briefing.
“Bob Mueller said, ‘I really don’t want to testify,’ but he should,” Schiff said on Thursday. Schiff also said it was insufficient for Mueller to “speak for 10 minutes and drop the microphone.”
Meanwhile, Trump has maintained the Russia probe was politically motivated.
“How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? WITCH-HUNT!” he exclaimed in a tweet on Thursday.