(Washington Examiner) Former special counsel Robert Mueller made it clear he will not be answering any questions related to the areas of most interest to Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, saying he would not provide any insights related to the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation or the controversial unverified Steele dossier.
"I am unable to 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." Mueller said Wednesday. "These matters are the subject of ongoing review by the Department. Any questions on these topics should therefore be directed to the FBI or the Justice Department."
Mueller claimed that he Justice Department had "asserted privileges concerning investigative information and decisions, ongoing matters within the Justice Department, and deliberations within our office" and that he would follow the DOJ's recommendations to limit his testimony only to what has been made public in his report.
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