Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday promoted several tweets attacking former special counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee — including one that described him as “mentally retarded.”
The president’s eldest son shared a tweet from conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza, who mocked Mueller’s performance before the committee and wondered if “Republicans have kidnapped the real Robert Mueller and substituted a mentally retarded look-alike in his place.”
Trump Jr. also mischaracterized why Mueller had refused to answer questions to the committee about opposition research firm Fusion GPS. Mueller noted that questions about Fusion GPS were “outside of my purview” and any matter relating to the firm were “being handled by others at the Department of Justice.”
In his opening statement, Mueller said that he would not provide any insights related to the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation or the Steele dossier.
“I therefore will not be able to answer questions about certain areas that I know are of public interest. For example, I am unable to address questions about the opening of the FBI’s Russia investigation, which occurred months before my appointment, or matters related to the so-called ‘Steele Dossier.’ These matters are the subject of ongoing review by the Department. Any questions on these topics should therefore be directed to the FBI or the Justice Department.”
“Does anyone honestly believe that after two years and $50 million Robert Mueller does not know anything about fusion GPS given that it was the genesis of the entire investigation? Has he not opened a paper, even a leftist, one or watched TV in that time? Tough to believe,” Trump Jr. tweeted.