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.

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.

Oh well, Democrats. Mueller is just a man, not a god.

 
 
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