‘Disaster For The Reputation Of Robert Mueller’: Mueller’s Doddering, Stumbling Performance Shocks Pundits
Ask yourself this. Sure, maybe pundits were shocked--they probably never actually spoke to Bob Mueller. But didn't the Dems speak to him before putting him on? What could they have been thinking? And so they wound up with moments like this:
One moment that stood out in the hours of hearing footage was when Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) asked Mueller whether “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms. Collins read Mueller’s report, which said that to the public, “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms, even though “collusion” is not a finite legal term. He asked Mueller if that was correct.
“No,” Mueller responded.
Collins proceeded to refer Mueller to his own report, in which he did state that “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms.
Mueller decided to change his answer after reading his own report. An entire two minutes of the hearing were dedicated to Mueller re-learning his own work.
Except, we all know it wasn't really his own work--as was confirmed in too many ways to count throughout the hearing.
Robert Mueller’s Testimony Has Been A Complete Disaster For DemocratsFlustered and unprepared, Mueller undermined the Democrats case for impeachment
By making Mueller look like a mere figurehead unfamiliar with his own report, Republicans were able to highlight the bias and conflict of interest inherent in an investigation that not only originated with a Democratic administration spying on the Republican opposition during an election year, but led by prosecutors who had relationships with opposition Democrats.
So libs are left with trying to flog the usual "mean-spirited-Republicans" meme--although surprisingly NYMag doesn't point out that the GOPers were white: