Mulvaney, like Trump, claimed Mueller’s testimony about his investigation into Russian election meddling had cleared the president of any wrongdoing, and falsely said Mueller had testified that he would “absolutely not” have indicted Trump if he weren’t the president.
“No, that’s not what he said,” said host Chris Wallace.
“He said we didn’t because of the OLC, the Office of Legal Counsel guidelines,” Wallace said, referring to a 2000 Justice Department determination that “a sitting President is constitutionally immune from indictment and criminal prosecution.”
“I actually just think you’re wrong on that,” Mulvaney said.
“The record will show what it shows. I promise you, you’re wrong,” Wallace replied.