Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller

July 24, 2019
Press Release
Establishes Trump tried to cover up Russian interference by having Sessions “restrict the scope” of the investigation

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, questioned Special Counsel Robert Mueller about President Trump’s efforts to get then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “un-recuse” himself and take over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Sessions had been a senior advisor to the Trump campaign and relied on Department of Justice guidance before deciding to recuse himself.  

After the hearing, Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“Today, the Judiciary Committee heard directly from Special Counsel Robert Mueller about the findings of his investigation. He described how Russians interfered with our elections and the President’s attempts to cover it up. Trump tried to get General Sessions to “un-recuse” himself, he ordered Don McGahn to fire Mueller and then create a false paper trail, and he attempted to stop witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors.  Special Counsel Mueller said that he could not indict the President because of a Justice Department policy.” 

Congressman Cohen continued, “No one is above the law.  Anyone else who did these things would be in prison – exactly where some of the President’s closest campaign advisors are now.  It is clear we have a lawless President in the White House and it’s up to Congress to act.” 

See Congressman Cohen’s exchange with Mueller here