This GOP Lawmaker Just Attacked Mueller On House Floor, He’s Set To Be Trump’s Next Intel Chief
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) seemed to have taken former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony personal, or at least as an “audition” for a job in Donald Trump’s administration.
Ratcliffe, Donald Trump Jr. claimed, “[brought] the heat” during his questioning of Mueller, asking what policy the special counsel operated under when deciding to say the president is “not exonerated” by the investigation.
But why would Ratcliffe be as harsh as he was with Mueller?
Well, according to the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, Ratcliffe had a meeting with the president last week as Trump looks to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Rep. John Ratcliffe, a former George W. Bush-era federal prosecutor from Texas, accused Mueller of offering his own prosecutorial analysis about crimes that weren't charged. “They're trying to rattle him,” says editor @blakehounshell.
— POLITICO (@politico) July 24, 2019
Bunch of names have been floated to replace Coats, who, as these guys report, is expected to depart in coming weeks. No clear replacement in sight but a few names floated, including Rep. Ratcliffe. https://t.co/9wG8S7spqd
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 23, 2019
Ratcliffe met with POTUS last week https://t.co/HbAw73GNQ4
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 24, 2019