The hearings with Robert Mueller on Wednesday did not work out as Democrats had hoped.
Mueller’s testimony was horrible and cast his entire investigation in an awful light.
The Hill reports:
Mueller Day falls flat
Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony landed with a thud on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as the former special counsel offered few new details or thoughts on a 22-month investigation that has shadowed President Trump’s White House.
Trump and Republicans declared victory after the back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees covered live by the TV networks for just under seven hours.
“I thought we had a very good day today,” Trump told reporters at the White House following the conclusion of the second hearing. “This was a very big day for our country. This was a very big day for the Republican Party … could say it was a great day for me.”
At a press conference Wednesday evening, Democratic leaders insisted that the hearings helped to illuminate more facts within Mueller’s report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and what some in the party see as obstruction of justice by Trump. Mueller’s report did not reach a conclusion on that question…
A packed committee room watched closely as Mueller frustrated lawmakers in both parties at times by refusing to answer questions. A CNN tally put the number of times he declined to answer questions during his first hearing at more than 100.
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Watch this super cut of responses:
Supercut: Robert Mueller isn't going to answer your questions #MuellerHearings pic.twitter.com/eQIDlmW9jr
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 24, 2019
Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod tweeted this during the hearing:
This is very, very painful.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 24, 2019
This tweet is from an insane anit-Trump professor:
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.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 24, 2019
They know how bad it was and they’re admitting it.
This was a disaster for the left.
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