Robert Mueller confirmed that President Trump asked staff to falsify records relevant to the ongoing investigation.
The issue came up during a line of questioning by Democratic Republican Rep. Cedric Richmond.
Here is that exchange:
Richmond: So it's fair to say the President tried to protect himself by asking staff to falsify records relevant to an ongoing investigation?
Mueller: I would say that's generally a summary.
Richmond: Would you say that that action the President tried to hamper the investigation by asking staff to falsify records relevant to your investigation?
Mueller: I am just going to have to refer you to the report if I could for the review of that episode.
Richmond: Thank you. Also the President's attempt to get McGahn to create a false written record were related to Mr. Trump's concerns were related to President Trump's concerns about your obstruction of justice inquiry, correct?
Mueller: I believe that to be true.