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I’m watching the Mueller testimony this morning (live feed embedded below). I do not think it’s going well for the Democrats, the Media, and NeverTrumpers. Here are some highlights (lowlights?) so far:
- Mueller’s answers are halting and doddering. He appears confused at many times and not familiar with many aspects of the report. For instance, Mueller stated that he was not familiar with Fusion GPS and couldn’t recall whether he had met with Rod Rosenstein in May of 2017.
- Rep. Ratcliffe forced Mueller to admit that the “not exonerated” standard does not exist, is not authorized by any DOJ policy, and has never been applied to anyone other than Trump. Mueller’s defense in this regard was that Trump is “unique.” I.E. Orange Man Bad.
- Rep Gohmert asked Mueller who wrote the statement that Mueller read in his infamous press conference at the end of May. Mueller replied he wasn’t going to get into that. Gohmert replied, “that’s what I thought. You didn’t write it.” Mueller made no reply (I.E., he did not dispute that he did not write his own statement.) Gohmert then cited numerous news articles that have identified Mueller and James Comey as friends and asked Mueller if he and Comey are friends. Mueller replied that they were work colleagues who started at the DOJ at the same time. Gohmert replied to the effect, “That’s not my question. Were you friends? You can work together and not be friends. You were friends.” To which Mueller admitted, “We were friends.”
- The Democrats keep on breathlessly discussing the report’s claims about the ways that Trump supposedly obstructed justice, such as that he called White House Counsel Don McGahn on a weekend to discuss Mueller. The fact that Trump called McGahn at home on a Saturday is apparently quite important. In addition, several Democrats have cited the Report’s finding that Trump tweeted his displeasure about the investigation.
Even Chris Wallace of Fox News, who is a registered Democrat who has often bought in to the Russia Collusion Hoax, thinks that the testimony is a “disaster.”
“This has been a disaster for the Democrats and a disaster for the reputation of Robert Mueller.” Chris Wallace @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019