The latest desperate attempt by the Dems to beat a dead horse.
I didn’t watch the Mueller shitshow. All I had to do was see the soundbites of a doddering corruptocrat and pathological liar who can’t think his way out of deceit or form a coherent response. Mueller is toast.
Via The Federalist
Former special counsel Mueller appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee on July 24 to testify on his finalized report and the Trump administration’s alleged collusion with Russia. Throughout his testimony, many pundits pointed to the 74-year-old’s lack of ability to answer questions concisely or even accurately.
During Mueller’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, he constantly asked for questions to be repeated, seemed unsure of his answers, and forgot to speak into the microphone. Mueller seemed to be forgetting his own work and at one point contradicted his own report, only to agree with it minutes later.
……One moment that stood out in the hours of hearing footage was when Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) asked Mueller whether “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms. Collins read Mueller’s report, which said that to the public, “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms, even though “collusion” is not a finite legal term. He asked Mueller if that was correct.
“No,” Mueller responded.
Collins proceeded to refer Mueller to his own report, in which he did state that “conspiracy” and “collusion” were synonymous terms.
Mueller decided to change his answer after reading his own report. An entire two minutes of the hearing were dedicated to Mueller re-learning his own work.
Some of the commentary and things that stood out:
As my friend @RepRatcliffe exposes, Robert Mueller broke regulations, violated the presumption of innocence, discredited justice and went out of his way to try to condemn President Trump with out prosecuting him. pic.twitter.com/WRec2SvmVZ
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) July 24, 2019
Aaron Zebley was the personal attorney for Hillary Clinton's aide & the one who obstructed justice by smashing Hillary's Blackberries with a hammer. Zebley is now acting as Mueller's attorney & can make statements in #MuellerHearing without being sworn in.pic.twitter.com/5qY3MxgwEi
— Catt (@CattHarmony) July 24, 2019
Mueller lied to Congress earlier and had to backpedal in the second hearing. https://t.co/fxpRbqQ2VB
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 24, 2019
Gaetz: "Can you state with confidence the Steele dossier was not part of Russia's disinformation campaign?"
Mueller: "With regard to Steele…that's beyond my purview."
Gaetz: "It's exactly your purview! The organizing principle was to fully investigate Russia's interference!" pic.twitter.com/z5E5Gl7xZU
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) July 24, 2019
A humorous take:
Mueller can’t even remember two major players in the ‘collusion’ hoax—Fusion GPS, the very corporate espionage firm that tried to dig up dirt on Trump but came up with a fabricated smear instead, and the former MI6 reprobate Christopher Steele. After the 7 hour shitshow, his handlers fed him strained peas and took him to his weekly trip to the zoo.
Rep. @MattGaetz (R-FL): “Can you state with confidence that the Steele dossier was not part of Russia’s disinformation campaign?”
Mueller: “That part of the building of the case predated me.”
Gaetz: “Manafort’s alleged crimes… predated you. You had no problem charging them.” pic.twitter.com/3XFwBxG0Eu
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) July 24, 2019
There have been a lot of noteworthy clips from the Mueller “obstruction of justice” testimony, but Representative Matt Gaetz definitely brought the anger that a lot of Americans are feeling today. Mueller appears to want to testify about everything except what the Republicans find to be important, such as the Steele dossier and the origins of the Trump investigation into the FBI. Gaetz gave a voice to the frustrations that many are experiencing, and pressed Mueller on why he feels like those matters aren’t up for discussion, given the scope and nature of the investigation.
He began his line of questioning with asking whether Mueller could state “with confidence that the Steele dossier was not part of Russia’s disinformation campaign,” but the former Special Council head refused to comment, claiming that it “predated him by at least 10 months.” That’s when Gaetz brought up some interested facts and prosecutions from the Mueller investigation.
Gaetz: “Director Mueller, can you state with confidence that the Steele dossier was not part of Russia’s misinformation campaign?”
Mueller: “No I said in my opening statement that part of the building of the case predated me by at least ten months.”
Gaetz: “Yeah, Paul Manafort’s alleged crimes regarding tax evasion predated you, you had no problem charging them. And matter of fact this Steele dossier predated the Attorney General and he didn’t have any problem answering the question when Senator Cornyn asked the Attorney General the exact question I asked you, Director, the Attorney General said and I’m quoting ‘No, I can’t state that with confidence and that’s one of the areas I’m reviewing. I’m concerned about it, and I don’t think it’s entirely speculative.’ Now if something is not ‘entirely speculative’ then it must have some factual basis, but you identify no factual basis regarding the dossier or the possibility that it was part of the Russia disinformation campaign.”
……When Mueller attempted to defer to his “that’s not my purview” shtick which he established at the top of the hearing, Gaetz put that down.
“No it is exactly your purview, Director Mueller, and here’s why. Only one of two things is possible, right? Either Steele made this whole thing up, and there were never any Russians telling him of this vast criminal conspiracy that you didn’t find, or Russians lied to Steele. Now if Russians were lying to Steele to undermine our confidence in our duly-elected President, that would seem to be precisely your purview because you stated in your opening that the organizing principle was to fully and thoroughly investigate Russia’s interference but you weren’t interested in whether or not Russians were interfering through Christopher Steele and if Steele was lying, then you should have charged him with lying like you charged a variety of other people. But you say nothing about this in your report.“
……Then Gaetz moves on to Peter Strozk and Lisa Page, who engaged in a text conversation that appeared to indicate that they intended to use their positions within the FBI to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and prevent Trump from becoming president. Gaetz also noted that in the Inspector General’s report, an individual identified as “Attorney number two” said “Hell no” and “viva la resistance,” and demanded to know if these individuals had worked with Mueller. After hemming and hawing on the issue, Mueller finally confirmed that Strozk had “worked with me for a period of time,” but refused to indicate one way or the other about “attorney number two.”
Before running out of time, Gaetz once again noted some curious discrepancies in the way Trump’s people were treated by Mueller.
“And here’s what I’m kinda noticing, Director Mueller,” Gaetz concluded. “When people associated with Trump lied, you threw the book at them. When Christopher Steele lied, nothing. And so it seems to be that when Glenn Simpson met with Russians, nothing. When the Trump campaign met with Russians, thirty-five hundred words. And maybe the reason why there are these discrepancies in what you focused on is because the team was so biased, pledged to resistance, pledged to stop Trump.”
Supercut: Confused-looking Mueller repeatedly asks for questions to be repeated pic.twitter.com/mrpTuVBWjV
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 24, 2019
This epic fail should discourage the Dems from further idiocy over their anti-Trump witch hunt, but they’ll make up something else to feed their impeachment fantasies all the way into 2025, when President Trump finishes his second term.
Here’s what should be investigated:
The Russians gave $35 million to a company with John Podesta on the board.
A fake dossier paid for by one political party and its candidate was used by the government to spy on that candidate’s opponent.
The Obama regime’s FISA abuse in order to get permission to wiretap Trump.
James Comey, who is an unscrupulous douchebag, was part and parcel of the conspiracy to undermine the election and overthrow a duly elected president though false allegations and sedition. He also leaked classified information when it suited his purpose and lied to the FISA court.
Former CIA director John Brennan, colluded with British and Estonian spies to undermine the election.
The leftwing Deep State really didn’t believe Trump would win the election. As an ‘insurance policy‘ during the campaign, the FBI, James Comey, the Hillary campaign, a reprobate former MI6 agent, and the Obama regime all had a hand in producing and paying for a lurid, fabricated dossier which was then used to secure a warrant from the FISA court under fraudulent claims, to spy on the Trump campaign.
Bottom line: The investigation was a conspiracy to oust a duly elected President on baseless grounds.