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.
9:30 AM - 24 Jul 2019
that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Mueller's disastrous performance today. Liberal pundits across the land are admitting it: impeachment is dead.
Two things I don't get:
1) Why did Dems do this?
2) Why did Mueller do this?
What did the Dems think was realistically in this for them? And, for goodness sake, what did Mueller think could possibly go right for him?
And here's another thing: Mueller can't say Barr didn't offer him a way out. Barr said, I'll support you if you refuse to testify. But, no, Mueller somehow knew better--he listened to Jerry Nadler and the siren call of impeachment theater. Imagine that! Pride goeth before the fall.
It's a bit like, Trump told Theresa May how to do Brexit, but she thought she knew better--she listened to Angela Merkel, instead. Now May is out, and Merkel shakes uncontrollably in public appearances. Trump? He's still tweeting. And laughing.
This could go on and on, but this from Sean Davis says a lot:
It's amazing to watch a federal official and court officer dispute the bedrock judicial standard of "innocent until proven guilty" in this country. But it certainly explains some of his heinous misconduct in previous investigations he ran.
11:00 AM - 24 Jul 2019
Well, here we go--two more tweets:
I would feel kinda bad for Bob “Mr Magoo” Mueller today-
except he had no problem threatening, bankrupting, ruining and imprisoning people for minor crimes
in the course of what he had to know what a politically motivated investigation that was all based on a lie.
Donald J. Trump
I would like to thank the Democrats for holding this morning’s hearing. Now, after 3 hours, Robert Mueller has to subject himself to #ShiftySchiff - an Embarrassment to our Country!
Trump earned the right to say that--the hard way.