Robert Mueller said he was 'not familiar' with Fusion GPS. How is that possible?
by Philip Klein
| July 24, 2019 10:08 AM
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In a perplexing exchange during testimony in the House Judiciary Committee, former special counsel Robert Mueller claimed he was "not familiar" with Fusion GPS.
Mueller's testimony thus far has mostly been an effort by Democrats to highlight the more incriminating elements of the special counsel investigation, and get him to verbally refute President Trump's sweeping "total exoneration" claim. Republicans, on the other hand, have been taking it as an opportunity to vent about their frustrations with the Mueller investigation and his report. Mueller has been mostly deflecting questions by referring members to his report.
One odd exchange came when Rep. Steve Chabot. R-Ohio, tried to bring up Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that was hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to dig up dirt on Trump, and ended up hiring British spy Christopher Steele to compile salacious and unverified information on Trump's ties to Russia.