Mueller testimony puts spotlight on Russia meddling

Robert Mueller's seven-hour testimony contradicted some of President Trump's key claims and raised serious questions about Russia and U.S. elections.
3:49 | 07/25/19

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The fallout now from Robert Mueller's marathon day before congress. More than six hours of testimony before two house committees. The special counsel's somewhat halting performance did not advance the ball. Mueller did raise questions about Russia meddling in our elections. Mary Bruce on capitol hill with the latest. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. Well, after Mueller's testimony what comes next is now up to Nancy Pelosi. The house speaker has called yesterday's hearing an indictment of this administration but that doesn't seem to be enough to move the needle on impeachment. This morning, Democrats are staying the course. After Robert Mueller's six hours of testimony, president trump is insisting he won the day. This was a very big day for the Republican party and you could say it was a great day for me but I don't even like to say that. Reporter: Mueller made clear his report did not clear him of The president has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that it completely and totally exonerated him. But that is not what your report said, is it? Correct. That is not what the report said. Reporter: Over and over again Democrats tried to knock down the president's claims. Would you agree that it was not a hoax, that the Russians were engaged in trying to impact our election? Absolutely, it was not a hoax. Reporter: Mueller said Russia is still at it today and described accepting foreign assistance in stark terms. I gather that you believe that knowingly accepting foreign assistance during a presidential campaign is an unethical thing to do. And a crime. And a crime. Circumstances, yes. And a crime under given circumstances. And to the degree that it undermines our democracy and our institutions, we can agree that it's also unpatriotic. True. And wrong. True. Reporter: Democrats zeroed in on possible obstruction by the president including trump allegedly ordering his former white house counsel don mcgahn to fire Mueller. Your investigation actually found substantial evidence that mcgahn was ordered by the president to fire you, correct gentleman. Yes. Reporter: The justice department says a sitting president cannot be indicted. You could charge the president of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office. Yes. Reporter: But Republicans argued it's case closed. It's time for the curtain to close on the Russia hoax. Reporter: They accused Mueller of political bias. It's starting to look like having desperately tried and failed to make a legal case you made a political case instead, put it in a sack, lit it on fire, dropped it on our door, rang the bell and ran. I've been in this business for almost 25 years and in those 25 years I have not had occasion once to ask somebody about their political affiliation. It is not done. Reporter: Republicans now say it's time to move on. But house speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't taking impeachment off the table. My position has always been whatever decision we made in that regard would have to be done with our strongest possible hand and we still have some outstanding matters in the courts. It's about the congress, the constitution and the courts. Reporter: Now, I've talked with some Democrats who admit this was not the turning point moment some had been hoping for. In fact, so far one additional Democrat has come out in support of impeachment since the hearing bringing the total to more than still not enough to force Pelosi's hands so for now Democrats will try to build their case through their lawsuits and investigates.

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