The mainstream media is already downplaying Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated testimony hours before its conclusion; labeling the event a ‘Day of Disappointments’ for Congressional Democrats.
“It’s hard to understand what congressional Democrats hope to achieve by summoning a reluctant Robert Mueller to appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday,” reports the Week.
“The former special counsel’s exhaustive 448-page report has been done for nearly four months. It’s been public for three, with the country having plenty of time to absorb its comically anti-climactic conclusion,” adds the website. “So here we are, waiting for Democrats to question Mueller on the subject, even though he has made it quite clear that he won’t answer any questions beyond the bounds of what’s in the report itself. What’s likely to come from that? Legally speaking, the answer is almost certainly nothing. And politically speaking? Maybe even less.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller appeared flustered in the opening hours of his Congressional testimony Wednesday; asking lawmakers to repeat their questions and dodging direct inquiries into Fusion GPS and the infamous Steele Dossier.
“The longtime lawman was known to be reluctant to testify, having made clear he would largely stick to the boundaries of his original report. He reiterated Wednesday that his testimony before House committees would be based on the text of his report on Russian election interference and potential obstruction of the investigation,” reports Fox News.
“As defined in legal dictionaries, collusion is largely synonymous with conspiracy as that crime is set forth in the general federal conspiracy statute,” Rep. Doug Collins read from the report. “Now, you said you chose your words carefully. Are you contradicting your report right now?”
“Not when I read it,” Mueller replied.
“No, no, the uh, if you look at the language,” deflected Mueller.
Read the full story at The Week.
GRAHAM: Dems will SORELY Regret Mueller Testimony: ‘This Will Blow Up in Their Faces’
Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress after being subpoenaed by both the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees.
The subpoenas were issued Tuesday night for Mueller to appear at an open session on July 17th.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on “Hannity” to say the Democrats’ stunt will “blow up in their face.”
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham reacts to Robert Mueller agreeing to testify before Congress.
Posted by Sean Hannity on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The senator also envisioned some of the questions Mueller will likely be asked — by Republicans, of course.
“Bottom line is, after all of your looking and all the time you had and all the money you spent, did Trump collude with the Russians? No – Do you stand by your report? – Yes,” Graham said.
“It is ‘case-closed’ for me,” he added, making it clear that there’ll be no dog and pony in the Senate. “They can do anything they want to in the House, and I think it will blow up in their face.”
Sean discussed other potential questions for Mueller, for instance, “How do you justify hiring Hillary Clinton’s attorney and hiring only Democrat attorneys?”
“It will blow up in their face. This will blow up in their face,” Graham repeated. “The conclusions can’t change, there is no collusion, that’s what the whole thing was about, to begin with.”
As for alleged obstruction, Graham noted that Trump gave 1.4 million documents to Mueller and let former White House counsel Don McGahn to testified for 30 hours.
COMEY CONFUSION: Former FBI Boss Told Congress FLYNN DIDN’T LIE to Bureau
While Robert Mueller’s never-ending Trump investigation continues to spiral out of control, recent information is shedding new light on former advisor Michael Flynn’s testimony; with inside sources saying James Comey told Congressional leaders the bureau didn’t believe Flynn intentionally lied.
According to the Washington Examiner, “two sources” with inside knowledge of both Flynn’s conversations with the FBI as well as Comey’s testimony to Congress claim the former FBI chief told investigators that the bureau “did not believe” Flynn had either lied or was intentionally lying while speaking with agents.
“According to two sources familiar with the meetings, Comey told lawmakers that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe that Flynn had lied to them, or that any inaccuracies in his answers were intentional. As a result, some of those in attendance came away with the impression that Flynn would not be charged with a crime pertaining to the Jan. 24 interview,” writes the Examiner.
Despite Comey’s assertions, Robert Mueller charged Flynn approximately nine months later with intentionally making false statements to the FBI during his January 24th questioning.
The revelation raises serious questions over why Flynn was charged, and whether Robert Mueller’s ongoing witch hunt is desperately searching for inroads into President Trump’s inner-circle.
Read the full story at the Washington Examiner.