July 24, 2019

At last, it's Muellerday.



ADDED: I watched for the first 40 minutes, then bailed. Too much yelling by congresspersons. Too much stammering and "will you repeat the question" from Mueller. Mueller's testimony is the report. He's said that before and he's saying it again, over and over. With such a dull central character, the theatrical routine is boring and annoying.

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mccullough said...

Mueller Time. Less filing

rhhardin said...

Mueller (tuned in at random) talks about the reason for our "declination decisions."

Right ascension rules.

Hagar said...

If he had anything to say, he was obliged to say it before now.
That was what his report was supposed to be about.

robother said...

Fitzmas comes in July this year?

stlcdr said...

In b4 "this is it! Trump's finished!"

Dan said...

Mueller is stammering.

Mike Sylwester said...

Sundance's proposed questions

On May 16, 2017, were you applying to become FBI Director?

Why did you go to the White House?

When did Rod Rosenstein contact you about going to the White House?

When did Rod Rosenstein first contact you about becoming special counsel?

Did you speak to any members of the DOJ or FBI prior to going to the White House?

Were there conversations about a possible ‘special counsel position’ prior to May 16th, 2017?

Were you aware President Trump was under investigation prior to your conversation of May 16th, with President Trump?

Were you aware of the nature of the investigation, prior to May 16, 2017?

Were you aware of the possibility of being appointed ‘special counsel’?

Did you take any recording devices into the Oval Office meeting?

Did you own the cell phone you left in the Oval Office on May 16, 2017?

Between the afternoon Oval Office meeting and the next day announcement to the Gang-of-Eight by Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, when exactly did you agree to become special counsel?

How did Rod Rosenstein contact you between May 16, 2017 and early morning May 17, 2017, about becoming special counsel?

Did you immediately agree to become special counsel when asked?

How much time transpired between Rosenstein asking you to become special counsel and your acceptance of the position?

Birkel said...

Mueller sounds tired.

Hunter said...

Nadler's core argument: The report doesn't say the president is innocent. He might be guilty. If he were guilty, Mueller would not be able to say it. Mueller won't say it. Therefore, the president is guilty.

Tank said...

Don’t we pay Althouse to watch this kind of thing for us?

Yes, I used the portal again just yesterday.

Martha said...

Mueller is coming across as a confused elderly man.

Who was the really in charge of this investigation?

narciso said...

The subject did not drown, he is clearly a warlick.

Mike Sylwester said...

The first Republican is wasting everyone's time.

tim in vermont said...

a remarkable rumor is circulating among some Democrats. This is – in the words of one source – that Mueller is ‘slowly losing his faculties’, that at the age of 74, the former special counsel is going senile. The source went on to say that this was one reason why Mueller had been ‘so intent’ on limiting the time and scope of the hearings today.

Of course it had nothing to do with the fact that he knows his conclusions are indefensible under cross examination.

tim in vermont said...

“Fitzmas comes in July this year?”

Fitzmas in July on MSNBC, counterprogramming to “Christmas in July” on Hallmark.

Original Mike said...

"Mueller is coming across as a confused elderly man."

It's the Blassey Ford strategy.

Mike Sylwester said...

The first Republican is asking Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller to confirm numbers (subpoenas, witnesses, etc.) that are printed in the report.

What a waste of time!

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tim in vermont said...

“What a waste of time!”

One can only hope he has a plan. Like “All of this and you found no collusion?"

Amexpat said...

Watching now. Non partisan observation - Mueller seems a bit feeble. Any answer beyond yes or no sounds confused. Needs simple questions repeated.

Dave Begley said...

Mueller: Trump is sort of guilty of something.

Me: You proved nothing. I don't care. Go away.

Mike Sylwester said...

Don't lecture Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller!

Ask him questions!!

Beasts of England said...

I'm surprised Mueller doesn't have a nurse behind him with an oxygen tank, like a mob boss feigning illness.

Martha said...

Collins just did a thorough job of showing how out to lunch Mueller is on his own report.

Mueller claimed collusion and conspiracy weren't synonymous and that his investigation didn't look into collusion. His own report literally says collusion and conspiracy are "synonymous."

Mueller then backtracks and agrees with Collins.

Wince said...

My question: How did Mueller conclude the Russian's tried to advantage Trump if he didn't look into the conduct of the Clinton campaign? Although Mueller can claim his mandate granted no such purview, his conclusion that Russia sought to advantage one candidate over the other would necessarily require looking into any activities with respect to both campaigns.

And is Mueller really appearing before the committee(s) with this guy?

There was a last-minute surprise from Mueller, a request to have a wet nurse present and sitting next to him during the hearings. The wet nurse is one Aaron Zebley, who you might remember was the attorney for the Hillary Clinton IT guy who set up the illegal basement server and smashed up Hillary's Blackberry phones. Why was this guy on Mueller's team since it seems like he has some very real conflicts of interest?

Fritz said...


Sundance's proposed questions

On May 16, 2017, were you applying to become FBI Director?

Why did you go to the White House?
. . .

Great questions, but he's already ruled out answering any questions about the origin of the probe, citing DOJ guidance and IG Horowitz probe. As I expected.

Beasts of England said...

Did Sheila Jackson Lee join the Turkish Navy or something?

narciso said...

All he needs is the bathrobe and he could Vincent the chin act.

rhhardin said...

Collusion is playing together. Conspiracy is breathing togetsher.

tim in vermont said...

Via Insty

"There was a last minute surprise from Mueller, a request to have a wet nurse present and sitting next to him during the hearings. The wet nurse is one Aaron Zebley, who you might remember was the attorney for the Hillary Clinton IT guy who set up the illegal basement server and smashed up Hillary’s Blackberry phones. Why was this guy on Mueller’s team since it seems like he has some very real conflicts of interest? Nevermind.”

Can you imagine if Trump had done something like this? Shut up!

Ralph L said...

I wonder why they started so early. Giving the media time to come up with a spin against Trump?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

WaPo people say - R questions are bad. Mueller is Jimmy Stewart.

narciso said...

It's got a very pirates of penzance feel to it.

Browndog said...

I'm only watching to observe unhinged democrats, and ineffective questioning by republicans.

Mike Sylwester said...

Now a Republican is asking Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller about the meaning of the word shall.

tim in vermont said...

The Florida Supreme Court in 2000 found that “shall” actually means “shall not” so there is a lot in that word.

StephenFearby said...

In previous appearances before Congress (reviewed by CNN dating as far back as 2001) Mueller definitely came across as sharp, feisty, knowledgeable, and humorous. WITHOUT A TRACE of his halting, unsteady press conference behavior.

CNN video: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4zxm373

Today his responses to questions from the Republican side are frequently halting, unsteady and confused.

In about two weeks, Mueller will be 75.

"Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people age 65 or older have MCI [Mild Cognitive Impairment]."

"Experts classify mild cognitive impairment based on the thinking skills affected:

MCI that primarily affects memory is known as "amnestic MCI." With amnestic MCI, a person may start to forget important information that he or she would previously have recalled easily, such as appointments, conversations or recent events..."

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-dementia/related_conditions/mild-cognitive-impairment

No wonder Mueller didn't want to take questions at his press conference.

Now we can see why.

Mike Sylwester said...

This seems to be a seminar about semantics.

traditionalguy said...
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iowan2 said...

Mueller knows nothing, and he Dems are looking like fools.

Mueller is either deaf, or in early stages of dementia. No disrespect intended. I feel sorry for him...but he took the money. Democrats seem quite content to expose Muellers current state of mental deterioration, for the purpose of creating sound bites to be used during an election season.

traditionalguy said...

The first Dem speechafier proclaimed the big deal was that the Russians had spied on a Political campaign and knew the Dem's strategy which stole the election.

That's Funny. The mass spying was done of ,by and for the Dems by the politicized FBI and DOJ and CIA and NSA( until Admiral Rodgers blew the whistle on the spies a week after Trump won) thus insuring a Clinton win.

The Clinton Gang lost an election rigged by spies,and rigged by paid for media and a rigged by fake polls.

Shouting Thomas said...

Mueller clearly doesn't want to say anything beyond what he said in the report.

Political grandstanding speeches by each side in the questioning.

Waste of time. Nobody will change their mind.

I'm going to sit down at the piano and play Chopin.

traditionalguy said...

Mewler is scared. He is a major player in all of the High Crimes of Bushes, Clintons and Nobamas.

tim in vermont said...

I think I saw John Podesta’s sailboat the other day, it’s name was painted on the prow: “bo@t."

narciso said...

A better persoective:
https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

narciso said...

Its like hieroglyphics, without the Rosetta one is lost.

Bay Area Guy said...

He looks like my earnest, but aged grandfather trying valiantly to figure out the menu at Denny's.

Browndog said...

"Nobody is above the law"

DRINK!

Mike Sylwester said...

Are you aware of that?

Outside my purview.


A Republican wasting more time.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

Wow--I've met Mueller a few times. We were in the same eating club at Princeton, although he was 10+? years ahead of me. I'm shocked how leaden and cognitively impaired he seems. Not at all like the brief conversations I had with him around 5-7 years ago. To me, it's clear he was a figurehead running the SC investigation, and that the rabid Clintonistas hired as lawyers/investigators were really running the show. We all get old, but few bearing these burdens are given the role of holding a nation hostage to an investigation actually lead by others.

tim in vermont said...

“Mueller just said his deputy, who was the personal attorney for the Hillary Clinton aide who smashed her Blackberries, was in charge of "day-to-day oversight" of Mueller's investigation. What exactly was Mueller doing?”

Imagine, if you will, that the partisan shoe were on the other foot! "Shut up!" They explained.

The balls on the Democrats. They firmly believe that our democracy is already dead and that they have complete control of the press.

Original Mike said...

Outside my purview, my ass.

tim in vermont said...

"Nobody is above the law”

Damn right!

Browndog said...

Why haven't we seen the 'scope memos' from Rod Rosenstein so we know for a fact what was in and what was out of Mueller's purview?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Certainly - the real report- that shows Trump colluded with the Russians - has yet to be revealed.


Rachel needs her audience back!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

What law was broken again?

Browndog said...

Oh, shit. Guam's about to tip over.

Mike Sylwester said...

Finally, a Republican, Goemert, is asking good questions -- an hour after the this hearing began.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Except Hillary. Hillary is above the law.

Howard said...

AAT: You said it. The Democrats have balls. Republican play the wussy card. Clean distinction

Howard said...

BTW, I'm not watching the shit show. Dementia inducting

narciso said...

No he has covered up murders, provoked at least one suicide, and tried to destroy one individual and his family, a little discomfort is warranted

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Howard - you're confusing balls with kindergarten mob behavior.

M Jordan said...

“Oh, shit. Guam's about to tip over.”

And the reason for that ... a black hole veered by too closely.

Drago said...

FusionGPS?

Never heard of it!!!

Hillary Clinton lawyer actually running the day to day "investigation"!!!

LOLOOLOLOL

traditionalguy said...

Mewler is acting like he is an absent minded old man. That is supposed to make us think he is unable to strategize and be tricky. It's all fake. He is sharp as a tack and a trained character actor.

BarrySanders20 said...

He should confess: "Trump broke me." And then leave.

Mike Sylwester said...

Goemert is yelling at Mueller instead of asking questions.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

“There was a last minute surprise from Mueller, a request to have a wet nurse present and sitting next to him during the hearings. The wet nurse is one Aaron Zebley, who you might remember was the attorney for the Hillary Clinton IT guy who set up the illegal basement server and smashed up Hillary’s Blackberry phones. Why was this guy on Mueller’s team since it seems like he has some very real conflicts of interest? Nevermind.”

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

no no no - Mueller is Jimmy Stewart. WaPO says so.

Leland said...

A friend noted on Facebook their excitement to watch the hearing. I couldn't think of a greater waste of time. It would better to go sit on the porch, drink some tea, and watch the day go by. The hearing is a show to get you excited about politicians that have done nothing. Democrats have failed to take down Trump. Republicans failed to reign in a egregious waste of taxpayers dollars. There is nobody to applaud.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

It’s a huge tell how aggressively the Republicans are questioning Mueller, as if they see him as being some threat to Trump. If there were truly no Obstruction they wouldn’t be so ridiculously antagonistic. There was clearly no conflict of interest with Mueller as Trump said many times, there were clearly multiple instances of Trump ordering others to stop or interfere with the investigation. This is not good for Republicans or Trump, no matter how desperately you people try to spin this.

Mike Sylwester said...

Gohmert began well, but then began interrupting Mueller and finally wasted his time yelling at Mueller.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Well, the bright side for the Dems is that this blows up the rumor that they colluded with Mueller prior to this shit show. I can't imagine they would have wanted to go through with this with Mueller in his current state.

buwaya said...

It seems odd to me, that such an old man would be up for the whole intense and stressful politics of the investigation.

Presumably he has long had a comfortable retirement available to him.
He could have been happy in his pasture all this time.

I would think it would have been best all around to leave Muellers job to the lean and hungry.

JackWayne said...

Anyone who expects anything substantial from this event is delusional.

narciso said...

Hes a rainmaker for Amazon and apple he took money from a corrupt Mexican bank, (their fine was a 100 million, imagine how much they got away with)

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Gleeful MSM+D Party


"Did you actually totally exonerate the president?" Robert Mueller was asked this morning.

"No," he answered.


Reality:

'It wasn’t Mueller’s job to exonerate the President. It wasn’t Mueller’s job to prove a negative. It was Mueller’s job to investigate and make a recommendation.'

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

This is so bad, the radio station I was listening to gave up on their broadcast after 20 minutes.

Hagar said...

It is not that the Democrats are in charge of the press, but that the press is in charge of the Democrats!

iowan2 said...

This blog post is a good example to aging boomers that perhaps their retired lives will not be so fulfilling as imagined...

Get a life already.
Learn to read and leave Mueller alone!


Except the Democrats fully knew of Muellers failing mental acuity and offered him the big paycheck anyway, they needed his Name, not talent. Weiseman? was the hatchet man, but he needed Mueller to hide behind

Democrats are despicable people.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Name the Obstruction Inga. Name it.
Wanting to fire Muller but not actually firing him - is that what you call "Obstruction"?

Original Mike said...

This is the man we were assured would send the president to prison. I feel sorry for him, until I remember his part in this duplicity.

Mike Sylwester said...

I can't get into internal deliberations.

Why not?

Bay Area Guy said...

"Anyone who expects anything substantial from this event is delusional."

The Dems aren't after anything substantive. They want to impeach Trump, and are trying to plead their case to 30-40 swing Democrat Congressmen, who aren't in the room.

narciso said...

He used a sidney greenstreet character in geirge Nader to make his case, that's almost as bad as the chief witness against Ted Stevens

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The corrupt Mueller investigation should have been halted. It is corrupt in and of itself.


Dave Begley said...

Can we now conclude that the Witch Hunt is over?

How stupid are the Dems to think the Mueller testimony would save them.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Don't worry Inga- your corrupt mob party will go after Trump later. This isn't OVER!
Revenge for Hillary never dies!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Name the Obstruction Inga. Name it.”

Are you stupid or what? They are focusing on FIVE Obstruction episodes, have you not been listening? They’ve been asking him multiple questions about this, he’s been answering.

You are pitiful.

Big Mike said...

To me, it's clear he was a figurehead running the SC investigation, and that the rabid Clintonistas hired as lawyers/investigators were really running the show.

@Gilbert Pinfold (8:33), be nice if he’d just say that and go home.

AustinRoth said...

I know Mueller's testimony will help Trump. How do I know this? Because everything the corrupt Deep State has tried blows up in their face to Trump’s benefit.

It is like watching a Road Runner cartoon - the Deep State is Wiley E. Coyote, Super-Genius and Trump is the Road Runner. Meep! Meep!

narciso said...

Ocasio Cortez is somewhere in the round Robin right?

Original Mike said...

What Mueller knows is now on display for all to see.

Mike Sylwester said...

Good questions about Mifsud.

However ...

I can't get into that.

Annie C. said...

Well this is sad. The dems have pivoted from questioning to explaining.

CWJ said...

"I would think it would have been best all around to leave Muellers job to the lean and hungry."

Aren't we finding out that that was indeed the case, and that Mueller was in fact a figurehead for the Clintonistas nominally reporting to him?

Sofa King said...

I don't understand the point of this. Why are the Democrats trying to build a public case for an impeachment that's very unpopular and that most of their own party doesn't want to conduct, and that wouldn't materially affect the President in any case given that there is zero chance of a senate removal? It seems like all this will do is heighten the anger of the pro-impeachment activists at the expense of the center of the party. I guess maybe that is the goal, perhaps to strengthen one of the primary candidates? But if so it seems incredibly self-destructive, as there's no real path to a political victory here. Typically lose-lose scenarios are the ones you want to walk away from and forget.

gspencer said...

“Mr. Mueller, you were not invited here to give us testimony and information that does not conform to our pre-formed beliefs. Now, once more. How many times did Donald Trump take a dog by the hind legs and force that dog to act like a wheelbarrow? And I remind you, you’re under oath.”

"And as a follow-on question, I'd like to know the names of all the witnesses who stated that they personally saw Mr. Trump mix, when doing the family's laundry, solid colored clothing with the whites. The names, Mr. Mueller, the names!"

Annie C. said...

And my congressman, John Ratcliffe, did well.

Original Mike said...

Finally good questions. Who is Misfud? Why was he not charged with lying to the FBI? "Can't get into that, can't get into that, can't get into that..."

narciso said...

Yes he hired thr posse:
https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

tim in vermont said...

"If there were truly no Obstruction they wouldn’t be so ridiculously antagonistic. “

If you weren’t feeling so desperate, you wouldn’t be making such ridiculous arguments.

Bruce Hayden said...

I think that this shows what was going on all along. There was a lot of evidence from early on that the FBI members of McCabe’s inner circle put this investigation together, and then they picked Mueller as a front man. He was perfect for it, because he had a great reputation, but was too weak mentally to stand up to his team of hyper partisan Dem activist attorneys, led by the execrable Andrew Weissman. Why Weissman? From destroying Arthur Anderson, he had a reputation of scorched earth prosecutor. They didn’t want justice - they wanted to drag it out as long as they could, while doing the most damage they could to Trump. Weissman was perfect for that. And he had been working with McCabe’s team since the summer of 2016 when AAG Bruce Ohr brought Weissman, Christopher Steele, and Glenn Simpson to them.

tim in vermont said...

We are finding out who the real dotard is.

Francisco D said...

“Name the Obstruction Inga. Name it.”

Are you stupid or what? They are focusing on FIVE Obstruction episodes, have you not been listening? They’ve been asking him multiple questions about this, he’s been answering.

You are pitiful.


Then it should be easy for you to name it, Inga.

Oh. I forgot. You don't have the capacity to think. You are waiting to cut and paste. Talk about pitiful!

narciso said...

They sent Edwin Wilson up for 20 years, for things the company had expressly authorized him to do.

Stepper said...

Anybody else think that Mueller looks like that famous Roman bust of Constantine the Great?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rome-Capitole-StatueConstantin.jpg

tim in vermont said...

"Why are you badgering this pathetic old fool?"

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Big sale on Mueller souvenirs later today. Get your prayer candles at bargain basement prices!

Mike Sylwester said...

The questions about Mifsud were too long.

The Republican should have asked a few short questions about Mifsud and then asked Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller to explain why I can't get into that.

Marcus Bressler said...

Interesting. Lots of spot-on comments here. Just commenting to save my place and read the remainder in my email account. Carry on!

THEOLDMAN

tim in vermont said...

Comey sent Martha Stewart to jail partly for saying she was innocent, all without ever proving she was guilty!

Isn’t America great!

tim in vermont said...

“Get your prayer candles at bargain basement prices!”

They are melting them down for ear plugs.

Michael K said...

it's clear he was a figurehead running the SC investigation, and that the rabid Clintonistas hired as lawyers/investigators were really running the show.

That's been apparent for months. Weissmann ran the show and acted the way he acted in the Enron case against Arthur Anderson. He got slapped down by the USSC 9-0 in that one. But Arthur Anderson was still dead and their 5,000 employees still out of work. My wife's niece was one of them and it ruined her life.

I have yet to see a Congressional hearing that was not dominated by egos.

Narr said...

Can everyone please not comment for a few hours? I have to do something and don't want to have a YUGE backlog to go through.

Please?

Narr
912amNarrtime

Quaestor said...

Challenge: “Name the Obstruction Inga. Name it.”

The Abby Normal evasion: Are you stupid or what? They are focusing on FIVE Obstruction episodes, have you not been listening?

If there are FIVE, surely someone as astute as Abbey Normal could name just ONE for the benefit of people with actual work to do, who have no time for the Muellerday burlesque show.

narciso said...

The Sean Davis feed, serves up the highlights

Dave Begley said...

Bruce Hayden wins the thread.

Michael K said...

Why are the Democrats trying to build a public case for an impeachment that's very unpopular and that most of their own party doesn't want to conduct,

I think it is Conquest's third rule. Yup.

1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left wing.
3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies .


— Robert Conquest.

Number three it is.

Danno said...

This blog post is a good example to aging boomers that perhaps their retired lives will not be so fulfilling as imagined...

Please don't beat up on us just because we are boomers.

Original Mike said...

Mueller can't remember where the hearing room is.

madAsHell said...

Is Mueller falling on his sword?? Feigning incompetence to avoid perjury.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Inga- Name the 5.

narciso said...

'Sound and fury, signifying nothing, told a (senile) corrupt idiot' at great expense of time and money

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The real corruption is all on team D. All of it.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

working on FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS. Wow. That's impressive.
I hope they never give up!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Bruce Hayden - bingo.

Amadeus 48 said...

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.--Oscar Wilde

The Dems got what they wanted: Mueller in a hearing on national TV. Is CNN cutting to traffic backups on Long Island yet?

MadisonMan said...

Oh Dear Lord. I just listened for 2 minutes.

Mueller looks distinctly unhealthy.

wendybar said...

What a joke. Hang your heads in shame Democrats. You failed, and lied for too long. 2020 is going to be a landslide win.

Browndog said...

Checking lib headlines (MSM), they go something like this:

Bombshell! Mueller says report does not exonerate Trump!

_____

Another "No one is above the law".

DRINK!

Hagar said...

Pelosi has been managing the Democrats in the House rather than leading them.
Now she has lost her management control.
Shumer never has done anything but go along and voicing the platitudes of the day.

Original Mike said...

"Mueller looks distinctly unhealthy."

I wonder how much of it is guilt or shame.

MadisonMan said...

Shumer never has done anything but go along and voicing the platitudes of the day.

Schumer spends all his time looking for open microphones.

Mike Sylwester said...

Mueller can't get into internal deliberations.

However, he can get into why he cannot exonerate Trump.

narayanan said...

Mike Sylwester said...

I can't get into internal deliberations.

Why not?

______________

could be because he was not allowed into the discussions? FIGUREHEAD

Ralph L said...

narciso said...
Its like hieroglyphics, without the Rosetta one is lost

Snort.

doctrev said...

Blogger madAsHell said...
Is Mueller falling on his sword?? Feigning incompetence to avoid perjury.

7/24/19, 9:17 AM

That would work against professional politicians. Donald Trump would quite reasonably ask how this man was the "head" of a two-year, multi-million dollar investigation, and ridicule the concept incessantly. Then grab Mueller anyways.

Evergreen question for the liberal trolls hoping for Muellermas: are you happy? Do you feel safe, knowing this senile old man is standing between you and the darkness?

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

the walls are closing in! Bombshell! Fresh charges of OBSTRUCTION. NO EXONERATION FROM jimmy Stewart.

Annie C. said...

Here's Mueller admitting his investigation was "not AT ANY TIME curtailed, stopped, or hindered."

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Here are the 10 times, according to the Mueller report, that Mr. Trump may have obstructed justice. Spelled out for the stupid lazy deluded people here.

1."Conduct involving FBI Director Comey and Michael Flynn"
2."The President's reaction to the continuing Russia investigation"*
3."The President's termination of Comey"
4."The appointment of Special Counsel and efforts to remove him"*
5."Efforts to curtail the Special Counsel's investigation"*
6."Efforts to prevent public disclosure of evidence"*
7."Further efforts to have the Attorney General take control of the investigation"
8."Efforts to have McGahn deny that the President had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed"*
9."Conduct towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted]"
10."Conduct involving Michael Cohen"

*The FIVE cases of Obstruction discussed in this hearing.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

LOL Inga- Really. Where is the crime?

1."Conduct involving FBI Director Comey and Michael Flynn"
2."The President's reaction to the continuing Russia investigation"*
3."The President's termination of Comey"
4."The appointment of Special Counsel and efforts to remove him"*
5."Efforts to curtail the Special Counsel's investigation"*
6."Efforts to prevent public disclosure of evidence"*
7."Further efforts to have the Attorney General take control of the investigation"
8."Efforts to have McGahn deny that the President had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed"*
9."Conduct towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted]"
10."Conduct involving Michael Cohen"

Where is the crime here?


Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Efforts! Efforts were made to curtail the corrupt witch hunt.

Original Mike said...

Was that Zebley who wanted to answer for Mueller when he became aware that Trump had not colluded with Russia?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Where is the crime?l

Obstruction of Justice IS a crime you blithering idiot.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Inga- Did Trump collude with the Russians?

WE were told by the corrupt D hack press and liars like Adam Schit and Michael Avenetti that the walls were closing in. That it was all but certain.

doctrev said...

Here's the video of Mueller agreeing that the investigation was never curtailed or hindered:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/mueller-investigation-was-not-at-any-time-curtailed-stopped-or-hindered/

Fine discussion he had there! Don't worry, Inga, you don't have to go berserk. Just wait for your betters to tell you what to think.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Inga - are you that dumb? Your list in not a crime.

narciso said...

What is the underlying offense, this is Tito's people court!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Inga- you are the fucking moron here. You are the desperate loser clinging to any desperate Maddow/Mother Jones left-wing bullshit that you can cling to.

YOU are pathetic.

JAORE said...

Sympathy for Mueller (aside from his past actions) he has faded to an object of pity. Disdain for both sides of the Congress critters.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Classic Inga:

"After reading this thread, I think you nutbags are are going to lose whatever marbles you still have left when the Mueller report is made public. I think whoever ends up in the role of President before 2020 might need to declare martial law, until you Cultists get yourselves deprogrammed. Have hope, there might still be a normal life after Trump for you poor souls.

Someone needs deprogramming, alright.

stevew said...

Here's a question for Mueller:

In the report of your investigation you state that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and any foreign power, Russia, and that you chose not to charge the President with collusion. Are there any other conclusions or details you would like to add?

traditionalguy said...

If the Media barrage of propaganda can get the public to see Trump as a Criminal for not accepting the Media's false charges in their Treasonous Coup D'etat, then our Republic is a gonner. I hope Hillary's Gulag goes easy on us.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Recall when Inga was certain the Carter P{Paige was a big part of the Russian Collusion.
LOLOLOLOL.

and the oligarchs.
oh those oligarchs on yachts - talking about Trump. The supreme leader Mueller had spies and listening devices on those yachts and the oligarchs were discussing Trump. Inga saw it live on Maddow.

TJM said...

Inga,

Time to commit suicide - it's OVAH

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Mueller unequivocally stated today that Trump could be indicted for Obstruction of Justice after he no longer is President.

There it is, right there.

Cultism truly has made you people stupid.

Seeing Red said...

1."Conduct involving FBI Director Comey

You mean the guy who lied to the president that he wasn’t under investigation when he was?

The president tried to obstruct the soft coup.

Lolololololol

TJM said...

Inga,

Time to commit suicide - it's OVAH

Seeing Red said...

Then Trump needs to get those who were involved in the soft coup first, including the FISA judges who relied on a fake dossier supplied by Hillary’s contacts.

Comanche Voter said...

Rachel Maddow hardest hit by Mueller's pitiful performance.

TJM said...

Inga,

You missed the part when asked about whether Trump hindered the investigation, Mule said "no." What is it about no you braindead cultists don't get?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

If Trump is guilty of obstructing justice 5... no make that 10 times- why isn't he in a concentration camp - waiting for his death sentence?

doctrev said...

Dear Inga, get some new material. Some of us aren't cultists: on the contrary, we think Donald Trump is a bit too soft-hearted to take on the corrupt ghouls and pedophiles that infest the Democrats. Being removed from office by this senile old sack of garbage, or the rabid shyster that really runs the show, would benefit us immensely. Tens of millions of enraged white Americans with guns can do immense damage- and if Mueller is the best you have to defend you, you're in real trouble.

But what should concern you is the near term. Trump will have six years in office, no matter which no-hoper you put your trust in, during which time a lot of your Hollywood and Washington buddies will crash in flames for their patronage of Jeffrey Epstein. I rather look forward to it.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Actually - Inga - Mueller didn't say that at all. The media and the Dems did.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Right Inga- Trump is in big trouble for obstructing justice and right after he is out of office the corrupt leftwing mob is going to trample him.

We know. we know.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Inga is the real cultist. She is a left-wing Maddow cultist to the bitter end.

THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN!

Seeing Red said...

There was a last minute surprise from Mueller, a request to have a wet nurse present and sitting next to him during the hearings. The wet nurse is one Aaron Zebley, who you might remember was the attorney for the Hillary Clinton IT guy who set up the illegal basement server and smashed up Hillary’s Blackberry phones. Why was this guy on Mueller’s team since it seems like he has some very real conflicts of interest? Nevermind.”

Talk about cultist Inga. Assimilate that.

Mike Sylwester said...

Apparently, nobody cares about the alleged Russian meddling in the election.

TJM said...

I suppose Ann let's Inga post here for her comic value or because Ann is being kind to the mentally challenged

chuck said...

> whether Trump hindered the investigation

He certainly did. That weaselly fellow was innocent. That right there is obstruction of justice in the first degree.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"Mueller unequivocally stated today that Trump could be indicted for Obstruction of Justice after he no longer is President."

That's not the same as concluding that there's probable cause for the indictment, which, as prosecutor, was kind of his job to decide.

Inga could be indicted for obstruction after Trump is no longer president. It's possible. If I had confidence that she didn't obstruct justice, or murder school children, I'd say so.

Seeing Red said...

The rats are trying to overturn the results of the election, Inga.

We lived thru this already.

You know we can’t have that.

Lololololol

Anonymous said...

#ingasreligionissuperior
#trumpdidntproveanegative
#ingasmart
#ingasane
#notabecky

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Muller has stated multiple times this morning that his investigation was unhindered. How could someone possibly be charged with obstruction when nothing was obstructed? Even a bigger joke when you consider there was no underlying crime.

Professional lady said...

I caught a glimpse of the hearing on TV as I stopped by my parents' house to fix a prescription snafu on my way to the office. The Democrats were doing the "President is not exonerated" thing at the time. As an attorney, this made me want to vomit since the job of a prosecutor is not to exonerate people. The job of a prosecutor is to establish probable cause and then to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is guilty. The whole idea that a person has to be exonerated before the person is even accused of a crime and that it's the prosecutor's job to do it makes me sick and I'm not even a criminal defense attorney.

Anonymous said...

#nothinderedmeansdidnthelpenough
#defendingyourselfisobstruction
#listsofpropernamesprovesobstruction
#somedaysomeonecouldbechargedwithsomethinginregardstothisinvestigationyouneverknow
#ingasmart
#ingasane
#ingasanesanesane

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Russian meddling is memory-holed. The new and infused bullshit meme from the corrupt freaky-D's in congress and their Corrupt press is the never ending old news that Trump obstructed Justice.

The evil corrupt left get to re-write laws and reality as we go. Isn't that nifty?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

This week's bombshell — that the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign financed former British spy Christopher Steele's salacious dossier allegedly connecting Donald Trump and Russia — may suggest something even more devious. The dossier was compiled by the notorious firm Fusion GPS, which also worked for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, the very woman who met with Donald Trump Jr. in a meeting deemed pivotal to the case for Trump-Russia "collusion."

The Fusion GPS connection raises a supremely interesting question: Did the Clinton campaign actually orchestrate the meeting between Trump campaign officials and Veselnitskaya? Is the entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative the result of a Clinton set-up?



Questions that will not be asked by hacks in the hack press.

Original Mike said...

"The Fusion GPS connection raises a supremely interesting question: Did the Clinton campaign actually orchestrate the meeting between Trump campaign officials and Veselnitskaya? Is the entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative the result of a Clinton set-up?"

How can this be "not in his purview"? What a steaming pile of crap.

FullMoon said...

Late to the party.

Nice to see the unrehearsed questions and answers. Every congressman a genius, for certain.

Anyway, I think Bay Area Guy should spot Chuck five points for maintaining his docile behavior in the face of all the red meat provided by the slack jawed,mouth breathing razor sharp, total recall Robert Mueller.

Dan said...

Are they selling Mueller bobble heads outside?

Original Mike said...

I gather from the exchange with Steube that Mueller DID interview Steele. Is that common knowledge?

Paddy O said...

I think Mueller and Wiener should move into together. It'd make a great reality tv show.

Francisco D said...

Cultism truly has made you people stupid.

I am going to take a wild guess that genetics made you stupid, Inga.

Wince said...

Browndog said...
Why haven't we seen the 'scope memos' from Rod Rosenstein so we know for a fact what was in and what was out of Mueller's purview?

Knew that was coming. I saw the first Rosenstein scope memo, and with the singular focus on Trump you knew the Deep State fix was in, although they could claim that investigation of the Trump campaign was all Sessions recused himself from.

But that's why I think you could box-in Mueller with the question I asked above, because to reach the conclusion that Russia sought to advantage Trump over Clinton you'd first have to look at the activities of both campaigns vis-a-vis Russia.

EDH said...
My question: How did Mueller conclude the Russian's tried to advantage Trump if he didn't look into the conduct of the Clinton campaign? Although Mueller can claim his mandate granted no such purview, his conclusion that Russia sought to advantage one candidate over the other would necessarily require looking into any activities with respect to both campaigns.
7/24/19, 8:14 AM

Stepper said...

So when did Robert Mueller turn into Christine Blasey Ford? Waiting for him say he wrote his report at the urging of "beach friends."

Browndog said...

DRINK!

traditionalguy said...

The Pretend Righteous Mueller has in effect taken the Fifth Amendment on every question that was asked by Trump's guys. He said it's not in his purview to answer those questions.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

from Stephen Green's drunk blog:

And Mollie Hemingway: "In fact, he comes across as completely out of it, a figurehead to protect those who were actually running the probe. That so many Clinton allies were running the probe without real oversight from Mueller (or any skepticism from the media) is suddenly difficult to ignore."

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Notes:

Armstrong: Did you know Andrew Weissmann praised Sally Yates for directly disobeying a presidential order?
Mueller: Not going to talk about it.
Armstrong: Did you know Jeanie Rhee worked for the Clinton Foundation?
Mueller: Not going to talk about it.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Rudy:

This is great material for a course on trial advocacy. Dems on direct are being allowed to lead and Lap Dog says yes. Repubs on cross impeach him, befuddle him and generally demonstrate he had no interest in pursuing truth...”not in my purview.”

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Mueller's hearing affliction can be described as the inability to hear any question posed by a Republican.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Comments at Stephen Green:
"
How can it possibly be that admitting to interviewing Steel would compromise any other investigations?

It can't.

Cliff notes version: Mueller doesn't want to discuss Steele. At all. In ANY capacity.

Even Mueller's diminished capacity. "


A: "His capacity isn't so diminished that he doesn't know what he doesn't want to say."

Stephanie Delmonico said...

Poor Inga.
The only one here who can't see into Inga's head is Inga. We watch her clinging to every faint hope, ill-conceived conjecture, and twisted fact/lies/half-lies to support her collapsing worldview. it is sad, yet satisfying to seen that evil, bigoted person descend ever deeper into lunacy.

How many times have we seen her write in effect "hahahahahahahaha. This (twisted fact/lies/half-lie) proves you are Trump cultists." only to have her 'supporting evidence' either quickly disappear down a rat hole or prove to have been a complete misunderstanding of the information on her part?

Drago would answer "Only every time". And he'd be right.

That Inga has so little self-respect is quite apparent: She never apologizes for her bullshit. Never admits to being wrong. Someone not rabidly partisan and who is truly looking to solve real problems would be embarrassed if they were publicly showing themselves to be as perniciously dumb and vile as she is on a daily basis. Intelligent people who value their intellects would wonder why they are so often wrong and would challenge their own assumptions.
Not her.
The conclusions to be drawn from that are obvious. But she won't see them.

We can blame her alcoholism (also known as Wisconsin Flu) for her problems and feel sorry for her, but that ship has sailed.

All I feel for her is disgust. I feel the same way about cockroaches.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Nadler will probably have to issue a silver alert to get Mueller to return after lunch.

StephenFearby said...

'Disoriented' Mueller's stumbling responses to questions during blockbuster hearing leave social media concerned the special counsel seems a 'confused old man' but some think it is all a strategy to frustrate the committee members

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7281303/Muellers-stumbling-responses-blockbuster-hearing-leave-social-media-concerned.html

Mueller's performance is consistent with Mild Cognitive Impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's.

The Vielight near-infrared anti-inflammatory LED device is one of the interventions that could help him:

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=&term=VIELIGHT&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=

Yancey Ward said...

I have watched the entire hearing so far- this is exactly what I thought would happen- he is sticking to the report like glue on any question related to the report, and he is refusing to answer any question outside the bounds of the report. Additionally, I also predicted, based on the press conference from May, that he would be appear to be in the first stages of dementia- he is actually doing far, far worse today than he did then, and you now see why he took no questions in May- he simply can't function at a level in which he can actually answer them coherently.

The biggest takeaway from today is going to be this- he was never in charge of this investigation- he was a figurehead. The person who needs to be called for a public hearing is the man in charge- that person was Andrew Weissmann. Of course, the Democrats can't call Weissmann for a public hearing because the first question that will asked by the opposition is, "Since you were a public supporter of Hillary Clinton, why didn't you recuse yourself from the investigation?" This is a question he can't answer without lying.

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