Daily Caller

How Many Times Did Mueller Ask Lawmakers To Repeat A Question Throughout His Testimony?

Shelby Talcott on July 24, 2019

Former special counsel Robert Mueller asked lawmakers 48 times to repeat questions throughout Wednesday’s testimony regarding his investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller testified before two House committees and asked lawmakers to repeat themselves dozens of times, a move that resulted in a number of viewers following the testimony to call him “confused” and “shaky.”


“Mueller is answering few questions — citing the report, asking questions to be repeated, seems confused at times and uncertain about key parts of his own report,” Yahoo! News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff said.

“I will say that Mueller seems a little… shaky… particularly the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence could really hammer him this afternoon with some strong cross-examination on Volume 1 of the two-volume report, and I do wonder now how well he would handle it,” said Seth Abramson, a leading Russiagate conspiracy theorist who has staunchly defended the special counsel’s probe.

At one point, Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins asked Mueller if “conspiracy” and “collusion” are essentially the same thing.

“You are going to have to repeat that for me,” Mueller responded before saying they are not the same.

Collins pointed Mueller to his report, which read that collusion is “largely synonymous” with conspiracy. After a brief back-and-forth, Mueller said he would “leave it with the report.”

Mueller also said he was “not familiar” with Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Steele dossier.

“When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS, is that correct?” Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot asked.

“I’m not familiar with that,” Mueller responded.

Daily Caller

DCwire features investigative reporting syndicated with permission from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

View Comments

  • One thing is certain, Mueller did not write or read the report before it was published.

  • This is nothing less than a total embarrassment in front of the world. I'm closing my windows to shut out the laughter. Why is America doing this to itself?

Recent Posts

GOP Rep. Tenney Introduces Bill That Would Hire Border Patrol Instead of Biden’s 87,000 IRS Agents

The U.S. has already set a record for the number of illegal immigrants coming into…

8 hours ago

Running on Empty: Petroleum Reserve Hits Low Point, Gas Prices Begin to Rise Again

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) Gas prices are on the rise again just as…

9 hours ago

Democrats Now Want Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Investigate DeSantis For Flying Illegal Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard

For a bunch of sanctuary-loving Democrats, they sure are fighting incredibly hard to prevent Republican…

10 hours ago

Border Agents Apprehend Known Terrorists, Thousands of Criminals, Gang Members

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are apprehending individuals…

11 hours ago

White House Ludicrously Defends Biden After He Calls Out For Deceased Congresswoman

Yesterday the White House hosted a conference on ending hunger, where the President took the…

12 hours ago

Kamala Harris Mocked After Mistakenly Praising the ‘Republic of North Korea’

Vice President Kamala Harris was mocked after mistakenly praising America's "strong alliance" with "the Republic…

13 hours ago