Mueller's Careful House Testimony

Listen how carefully FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies in front of the House, but leaves little doubt that his recollections are in direct conflict with Alberto Gonzales's testimony before the Senate on Tuesday:

With Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:


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JACKSON LEE: Did you have an understanding that the discussion was on TSP?

MUELLER: I had an understanding that the discussion was on a...on a...NSA program, yes.

JACKSON LEE: I guess we use TSP, we use warrantless wiretapping, so would I be comfortable in saying that those were the items that were part of the discussion?

MUELLER: It was...the discussion was on a national...a NSA program that has been much discussed, yes.

And with Rep. Mel Watt:


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WATT: ...Can you just give us...I won't program what he said...I'd rather hear what you have to say about that whole sequence of events.

MUELLER: I don't dispute what Mr. Comey said in terms of receiving a call, requesting I -by going to the hospital and alerting persons that Mr. Comey wanted to be present during any conversations had with the Attorney General.

WATT: And he further says he that the President met with you and after that meeting emerged and informed Mr. Comey that the President had authorized the program that had been sought by the Justice Department, can you confirm that's correct also?

MUELLER: I don't dispute what Mr. Comey says.


WATT: Can you confirm that you had some serious reservations about the warrantless wiretapping program that kind of led up to this?



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