Save America - Ban Democrats
2019-07-25 08:41:05 UTC
Democrats hoped that dragging in former special counsel Bob Mueller
for hearings would jump-start their drive to get going on impeachment.
Oops: It turned out to be a total waste of time.
Mueller made it clear long in advance that he didnt want to testify,
and wouldnt talk about anything except what was in his report. He
even got the Justice Department to issue a guidance instructing him to
keep to his preferred limits.
That left Democrats using their time to read bits of the report, then
ask the witness, Thats in the report, right?
Mueller would then say Yes or Let me check or Can you repeat the
Though hes is a hugely accomplished public servant, Mueller was a
spectacularly unimpressive witness, often coming off as unfamiliar
with his own report or otherwise confused.
And because Mueller found no collusion, Dems on both the House
Judiciary and Intelligence committees couldnt even come close to
making a case for impeachment.
Republicans in turn launched various attacks on the investigation,
which Mueller dodged as not my purview. How this whole Russia
investigation started isnt the business of the Russia investigator?
Thats hard to believe.
So: What did we learn from the hearings? Nothing. Whats the impact?
Indeed, Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) even shattered Dems bid to milk
Muellers claim that he couldnt exonerate President Trump of
obstruction: Turner pointed out that prosecutors arent empowered to
Dems bid to energize voters on impeachment fizzled, and were no
closer to knowing how much this long investigation relied on
opposition research by Hillary Clinton and dirty tricks by
intelligence operatives appalled by Donald Trump.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is looking into
some of that. Cross your fingers that well get some real news when he
files his report.