Californian MP Ted Lieu had asked Mueller if the Legal Services Bureau, which is acting against the charge of a sedentary president, was why he did not accuse Trump. Müller said that was initially "right". Later, he clarified, "As we said in the report and at the opening, we did not make a decision on whether the president committed a crime."
Lieu, who appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360," said he believes Mueller's first answer is "what he actually believes in."
"I think he fully understood my question, it was a logical extension that I made him establish it." The three elements of obstruction of justice have been fulfilled, and I think that's what he's up to actually believes, "Lieu said to Cooper," I think he may have gone back because he realized that means we have a felon in the White House and so today's hearing has shown that Donald Trump has several acts of obstruction of the Justice. "
" These are crimes, "he added. "What the American people and Congress want to do with this information will be seen in the coming days and weeks."
Mueller's first response to Lieu contradicted the statements of officials of the Ministry of Justice, which came from the team of special advisors during a meeting on March 5, in which Mueller and his senior representatives and Deputy Attorney General William Barr Rod Rosenstein and other officials.
Although Mueller's testimony deviates only slightly from his written report, Lieu believed that the televised hearings would inspire public sentiment against Trump and, as a result, help triggers a Congressional impeachment investigation.
"If anyone had seen these two hearings that did not read the Muller report or learned about the topics, he would have been surprised today because Special Adviser Robert Muller directly contradicts Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr," he said.
The Internal Justice Department guidelines state that a sitting president can not be charged. The policy comes from the law firm and comes from the Nixon administration.
Mueller says in his report that this had a major impact on his internal thinking.