It took six hours of testimony, and two committees for Mr. Mueller to make something clear: Congress Critters are lousy prosecutors. They clearly left lawyering behind for a reason.
Anyway, we also learned that:
- The Russian Usurper and his comrades committed crimes when they encouraged Russia to help him win the presidency.
- They lied about what happened.
- They obstructed the investigation of those crimes.
The hive mind of the Villagers declared it was a disaster for Dems because —in their opinion — there was no new bombshell moment, but the bombshell was the Report itself. They seem to have forgotten that! They also seem to have forgotten that it’s up to Congress to decide what the consequences are, not themselves. Axios morning email thingie:
What they’re saying:
- David Axelrod tweets: “This is delicate to say, but Mueller, whom I deeply respect, has not publicly testified before Congress in at least six years. And he does not appear as sharp as he was then.
- Fox News’ Chris Wallace: The hearing was “a disaster” for Democrats as well as Mueller, calling him “very uncertain with his brief.”
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “On optics, this was a disaster.”
Mueller affirmed the findings from his report, and discussed their implications when he:
- said that his investigation did “not exonerate Trump.”
- noted Stupid could still be prosecuted for obstruction of justice after he leaves office.
- made clear that he chose not to accuse Stupid of criminal misconduct because that would preempt the impeachment process.
- said Stupid’s Wikileaks shenanigans alone was enough to “call for investigation.”
- said that Stupid’s written answers to his questions were incomplete and “untruthful.”
And we know that there is nothing that will ever get our failed media to acknowledge any of these things, because no matter how bad a freak show the Republicans put on, it will ALWAYS be both sides.