“Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it.”
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday on his report over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller came across as dull with body language that showed he wanted to be somewhere else other than in front of Congress. He also told the representatives over 100 times to refer to his report or could not answer a question.
Mueller did not give the left what they wanted, which has turned them against him.
Then again, Mueller’s appearance in front of Congress should not shock anyone. He made it known at his press conference in May that any testimony he would provide to Congress would not go beyond his report.
Yet so many people hoped Mueller would provide the ammunition they need to kick out Trump.
Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 24, 2019
A frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions…I said it in 2017 and Mueller confirmed it today — All you pundits and moderates and lame Dems who told the public to put their faith in the esteemed Robert Mueller — just STFU from now on
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 24, 2019
Donald Trump’s lawyer was… RUDY GIULIANI! Mueller was outmaneuvered by RUDY GIULIANI?! Bill Clinton had to testify before a grand jury, under oath, on camera, for hours, and tell every nasty detail about his sex life. Yet Trump – the biggest criminal to ever step foot in the…
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 25, 2019
Yesterday's testimony was evidence of analysis paralysis. We waited 2 years for the Mueller Report and 3 months for Mr. Mueller to testify. There was no 'aha' moment because we've had the report and watched or discussed the President's impeachable actions ad nauseum. #ImpeachNow
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) July 25, 2019
This is very, very painful.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 24, 2019
Not a commentary on the content. The report is damning. That was reenforced today. He has been an exemplary public servant, as people are both sides attested, but he clearly was struggling today and that was painful.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 24, 2019
How are you feeling in the aftermath of the Mueller hearing? pic.twitter.com/UuT2wVz0RY
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 25, 2019
I can't watch this anymore. Go home, guys. You made O J try on the glove, and it just didn't work. You can still win the election, but I wouldn't bet my own money on it.
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 24, 2019
ABC News’ Terry Moran after Mueller hearing: “impeachment’s over.” pic.twitter.com/cBGDH5xIl0
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 24, 2019
The New York Times posted a podcast this morning with the subtitle, “Lawmakers came prepared for a political showdown. For the most part, the former counsel resisted.” Four authors penned a piece in the Times lamenting Mueller’s performance:
He struggled at one point to come up with the word “conspiracy.”
At one excruciatingly awkward moment, he stumbled over a poorly worded question about who was president when he served as a top federal prosecutor in 1986, apparently assuming the questioner meant his subsequent Justice Department post.
“He didn’t have the fight in him that he used to have,” said Glenn Kirschner, who worked with Mr. Mueller as a homicide prosecutor in the mid-1990s.
Dan Balz in The Washington Post told Democrats they can only stop Trump by winning the 2020 election:
Mueller gave the Democrats some things they wanted. In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, he rebutted Trump’s claim that he was totally exonerated by the report. Not true, Mueller said. Nor, he told the House Intelligence Committee, was his investigation a hoax or a witch hunt, as the president has claimed. And he seemed to suggest that Trump was not charged with obstruction because Justice Department regulations say that a sitting president cannot be indicted and that a president can be charged after leaving office.
But there was some ambiguity surrounding statements about whether Trump would have been indicted absent those regulations. Before the intelligence committee, Mueller corrected his previous comment, noting that the report did not definitively answer the question of whether Trump had committed a crime.
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