[Sticking this up top, updated, and housekeeping notes—travel day for me! ]
Today, Mr. Mueller goes to Congress to testify! Holla!
Mr. Mueller is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET, and will be televised on all the cable news networks, and I bet even Fox News will have a puppet show. Oh wait, Petunia and Pals is
being pre-empted! back on, so no Mueller report on State Teevee.
There are two scenarios making bank in Vegas: A) the hearing will be a total dud, because Mr. Mueller has said he won’t say anything other than his report, and 2) that the hearing will be great TV no matter what he says.
Even if Mr. Mueller just reads his report in monotone, this could be important moment because
Mike Teavee, er, Prznint Stupid will be watching for sure, probably surrounded by empty Diet Coke cans and KFC buckets. The tweet storm will be EPIC, the stuff of legends in the journals of psychology, subheading 1) projection from nutjobs.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler would like to #ITMFA, thank you very much!—despite Madame Speaker—and so this hearing is kinda make-or-break for him too, also, so look for Nadler to try to get Mr. Mueller to make some damning soundbites that will play in an endless loop inside Comrade Stupid’s orange noggin!
UPDATES: Mueller threw a last-minute curve ball, requesting that his top deputy appear alongside him; Democrats agreed to his demand. The move has infuriated Republicans and Prznint Stupid, and added to the made-for-TeeVee drama.
Also, today is a travel day for me. So until I arrive, to the extent that I can with spotty wifi in airports, planes, cars, and hotels, any commentary will be in Tweets from my phone, so here’s the feed:Tweets by @Tengrain
Come @ me!