It could be interesting. Of course there'll be plenty of grandstanding--but grandstanding at the expense of "Bob" Mueller works for me. And Graham, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley are capable of scoring points. Graham:
Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing – and also capable – of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation.
That request will be granted.
Mueller is peddling the tired "Russia hacking" narrative, and a confrontation over that is long overdue. I've long assumed that Graham coordinates most Russia Hoax matters with AG Barr. Let's see how this plays out while we wait for indictments. Hey--maybe that's what's going on!
UPDATE: It may have seemed initially to Dems that having Mueller write an Op-Ed re the Roger Stone commutation was a good idea, but now they're frantically signalling that they don't want Mueller to testify. They probably fear a much more focused interview of Mueller that concentrates on the claims of Russian hacking.
One of the first questions for Herr Mueller should be if he has figured out who Fusion GPS is...ReplyDelete
Wasn't familiar with Fusion GPS ... Good God, Mr Mueller, what exactly were you doing for two years?Delete
Why do you assume Graham works with Barr?ReplyDelete
An elementary analysis of Graham's actions shows a RINO interested in little more than his own re-election. With his old buddy John McCain involved with the origins of the dossier, what motivation would he have for sunlight into this sordid affair?
My "elementary analysis" suggests that the best way to prevent "sunlight into this sordid affair" would be to avoid calling a vulnerable witness like Mueller and allowing him to be attacked by Cruz and Hawley.Delete
Notice, I didn't say "Graham works with Barr". I said he "coordinates" with Barr. IOW, if Barr doesn't want Mueller called, he won't be, so Barr must have cleared it.
I mean no disrespect, as I find your insight invaluable. That said, Graham is a big talker - his tweet is meaningless. I think a more cynical view is in order - he is up for re-election, he saw a spot to get some limelight. But he won't actually call Mueller, and he doesn't and hasn't co-ordinated with Barr.Delete
You obviously know everything.Delete
I don't know how, but somehow Mueller will make this into a Nothingburger.ReplyDelete
Mueller did an amazing job of that at the house hearing, where he was VERY sharp answering questions that helped him, and brilliantly pulled every trick in the book to not answer hostile questions and appear befuddled.
Then there is the question of Mueller's early signs of dementia during his last congressional hearing worsening with the passage of time as compared to Biden's obvious loss of his faculties which seem to increase with each passing month.ReplyDelete
It is interesting Mueller found the time to write an editorial against Roger Stone's sentence being commuted - with a quite vindictive tone from a former prosecutor. And then there was Rod Rosenstein piping up as well; as if he has nothing to fear from Durham and Barr. But most of the main characters remain very quiet of late: Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe, and Strzok. Lisa Page squeaks occasionally only to be slapped down on twitter.
Meanwhile, the wheels of 'justice' turn slowly - if at all.
I believe that was faked, plus, since he didn't write the report he didn't know what was in it.Delete
Mueller will never appear at a public hearing again. He surely didn't write the editorial that appeared under his name. When Mueller refuses Graham's invitation, that will be the last you hear of it.ReplyDelete
I do wonder whether Mueller will actually show. Of course, declining to show will also say something, but I think he would have to assert 5th amendment rights to refuse, wouldn't he?ReplyDelete
As pointed out upthread, Mueller is still adept at wiggling through questioning to avoid accountability, so maybe he shows up and makes a "nothingburger" out of it as suggested.
>Mueller will never appear at a public hearing again.
I expect a statement by Mueller he has already done a hearing to congress, and will not do any more hearings.
And the Senate will not Subpoena him.
Details about Christopher Steele and Michael Sussman (paragraph 87)
Yes. It's a very nice summary. Most of the opinion simply confirms what we've all known, but it does it in a readable way and with the authority of a judge who has spent a lot of time getting things straight--based on what could be discovered in that law suit.Delete
"They probably fear a much more focused interview of Mueller that concentrates on the claims of Russian hacking."ReplyDelete
And being asked pointedly, under oath, if he wrote that demonstrably false op-ed that would lead some of the public to believe things about the president that were found to be untrue. And why would a former marine and director of the FBI seek to mislead the public about something of such monumental importance?
Most marines would take issue with the term "former marine," but not in the case of Mueller...he can be the exception that proves the rule...ReplyDelete
This should be a Joe Biden 2.0 lots umm ,auhs ,and nothing more. Both are now mentally disable.ReplyDelete