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Müller admits that he was listening to ‘friends’ with Comey during the heated house

in the vicinityVideoRep. Louie Gohmert Robert Müller presses on his friendship with the former FBI Director, James Comey

To rent Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert questions former Special Counsel Robert Muller about his relationship with James Comey and the people he chose, to his team.

In an irritated exchange with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller acknowledged during testimony Wednesday that he was friends with the former FBI Director, James Comey.

Müller, who appears in his first of two hearings in Congress, first said that he and Comey were “business partners” and then – after pressing Gohmert added that he and the former FBI were the Director of “friends”.

The exchange between Mueller and Gohmert highlighted the deep divisions within the Congress and among the American public – about Trump and the study of Müller to the Russian interference in the election of 2016.

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Democrats hoped his testimony Trump’s would re weaknesses-election prospects in a way that Müller ‘s book-length report. They hope that, even if his statement does not inspire prosecution calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that they are not pursuing impeachment, for the now —Müller was still able to clearly spell it is questionable, norm-shattering actions by the President.

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The Republicans defended immediately Trump and criticized the Democrats to go after him. They stressed, Mueller financial statements do not provide sufficient evidence to a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign, and Russia.

During his testimony, Miller often lapidary were one-word answers to legislators questions, and referred back to the wording in his report. He seemed at times to be stiff and limping, and several times asked for questions to be repeated.

Müller, known for his laid-back nature, warned that he would not very much about what had already been revealed in his report. And the Ministry of justice is instructed to remain Müller strictly within these parameters, to show him a formal Directive, if he questions not want to answer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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