A group founded by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE, announced Tuesday that it will run a pro-impeachment ad, featuring former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's House testimony, on CNN and MSNBC before and after Tuesday and Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debates.
Need to Impeach's ad shows Mueller answering affirmatively to questions about whether he could charge President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE with obstruction of justice after Trump leaves office, whether the president's campaign welcomed Russian help and whether Trump's answers showed he wasn't being truthful.
The spot also shows Mueller answering "no" when asked if he exonerated the president.
Despite the group's ties to Steyer, who is listed as its founder on its website, the end of the advertisement said it was not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. The Hill has requested a comment from Steyer's campaign.
The “What Mueller said” ad will also run "in digital channels" during and after the debate, according to a Need to Impeach statement.
The group said the six-figure campaign is part of a half-million dollar "public education push" it is launching in August.
“Mueller did not exonerate Donald Trump, his investigation resulted in 37 indictments, 7 guilty pleas, over 100 secret meetings with Russia, and 10 instances of obstruction of justice," Need to Impeach Executive Director Nathaly Arriola said in the statement. "As much as this President and his Administration attempt to cover up the facts, with this ad we are ensuring that Americans hear the facts directly from Mueller.”
Need to Impeach said it has spent $74 million dollars over the past two years.
Mueller testified before the House last week about the findings in his report released earlier this year. The report laid out 10 possible instances of obstruction of justice by the president, but found that his 2016 campaign did not illegally conspire with Russia.