Mueller testimony ‘is going to be a devastating day for the president’: former White House lawyer
Robert Mueller testifies before Congress (screengrab)

The eyes of the nation will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when former special counsel Robert Mueller publicly testifies before Congress.


Mueller, who was a federal prosecutor, top DOJ official, and director of the FBI before serving as special counsel, is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning and the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

"As Democrats prepare for the arrival of special counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill next week, their plans for his day of wall-to-wall testimony is becoming clearer: if Donald Trump were anyone but the president, he would be charged with the crimes Mueller uncovered," MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace reported on Friday.

The host broke down five areas of questioning for Democrats.

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For analysis, Wallace interviewed for acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.

"I think that the good news for the president is we’re not discussing right now, at least for the last few moments, whether the president a rapist, now it’s just are you a felon," Katyal joked.

"He’s got that going for him," Wallace replied.

"The Democrats are on the right path because the Mueller report, it’s 448 pages and really long and the people don’t want to read something that long. But this is the first time Americans will watch on television this guy, former Marine Mueller, establishment Republican figure, and his report -- just in plain English -- lays out all of these examples of the president, a sitting president acting as a felon," he explained.

"So I think, absolutely, it’s going to be a devastating day for the president," Katyal predicted.

He also had advice for Democrats.

"I don’t care if they read the report, I don’t care if they thought they would all lose their seats in Congress, their job is to do their duty and to say this president committed crimes and the Justice Department is doing nothing about it -- they’re letting him go," he explained. "They’re giving him a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card under this weird constitutional theory. So it’s all up to us. Even if it hurts us in the polls, this is our job. I hope that’s the conversation we will start to see over the next week."

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