July 27, 2019

"When congressional staffers, prompted by repeated media inquiries, asked Mueller’s team about his cognitive acuity, they were told — three separate times — that he was okay...."

"After Mueller’s halting, sometimes confused testimony before two congressional committees Wednesday, some lawmakers are privately wondering whether there was some truth to the rumors — and whether they were right to force him to testify against his wishes....  Democrats lionized Mueller, believing his investigation to be their best hope at exposing wrongdoing by Trump.... After Mueller’s investigation concluded — and Democrats pressed him to testify — his staff communicated to Capitol Hill in no uncertain terms: Mueller did not want to do it.... For a time, Mueller’s team pushed for the hearings to take place behind closed doors, and they advocated aggressively to limit each of the hearings to two hours. Members also were perplexed that panel staffers wanted them to shape questions so they could be answered with a simple 'yes' or 'no.'...  Some Democrats recognized after the first hearing that Mueller was not as sharp as they would have liked. During a break, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who sits on both committees, warned lawmakers on the second panel to slow down, shorten their questions and speak louder so Mueller could follow better.... Democratic lawmakers are divided about whether they made the right decision in forcing Mueller to appear. Some — and most committee staff members — say they had no choice. While saddened by the attacks on Mueller post-hearing, they say it will pay off in the long run for their investigations, as the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore."

From "Mueller’s team told Congress his acuity was not an issue. Some lawmakers privately worry it was" (WaPo)(relying on anonymous sources).

187 comments:

R C Belaire said...

Tough titties, libs. You wanted it and you got it.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

The left got their so-called republican cover man.
The entire shit show was orchestrated by corrupt Hillary supporters.

Original Mike said...

…"most committee staff members — say they had no choice. While saddened by the attacks on Mueller post-hearing, they say it will pay off in the long run for their investigations, as the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore."

They're delusional.

Achilles said...

This has been an obvious hoax from the start.

This is a stalinist investigation.

It is time for justice.

Subpoena the CIA, FBI, and State Department now.

What did Hillary know and when did she know it?

What did Obama know and when did she know it?

Subpoena all communications between Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, Weinstein, Yates, Obama, Hillary, Hillary's law firm, Ohr/Ohr, Strok, Paige, the WAPONYTCBSNBCABC.

It is time for traitors to hang.

Original Mike said...

Actually, they're covering for their blunder.

Bob Boyd said...

Like Edison, the Democrats have not failed. They have just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Bob Boyd said...

the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore.

Its a self-licking ice cream cone.

wendybar said...

Disgusting. They KNEW...but it was more important that their hatred of President Trump rued the day. This is another reason they are going to lose bigly. They have nothing else except HATE and RACE to run on.

MBunge said...

The Mueller Report came out in April. If there are all these "unflattering facts" about Trump in it, why doesn't everybody already know about them? Why hasn't MSNBC/CNN/New York Times, etc. been beating the public over the head with these "unflattering facts" day after day, week after week, month after month.

It's because those so called facts are so meaningless and minor that loudly and clearly presenting them to the public would actually hurt the case against Trump by making him enemies look petty and deranged. Nobody wanted facts from Mueller. They wanted him to go on national TV clothed in the moral authority of law enforcement and deliver a political diatribe against Trump that would re-ignite the push to impeach him.

MIke

rcocean said...

Throughout this whole mess, that's lasted for over 2.5 years, the FBI/Congress/Democrats have constantly been using national security or privacy considerations for keeping documents secret, redacting reports, and meeting behind closed doors.

In almost every case, they were simply covering up something that was embarrassing or harmful to them or their narrative. Comey, for instance, was constantly demanding closed door testimony or muttering that he could only talk in private about that super-secret what-ever. Now, we learn they wanted Mueller to talk in private because they didn't want people to get a good look at him. BUT if they had gone Close door testimony they'd have thought up some Bullshit "National security" excuse.

rcocean said...

Now we know why Mueller wasn't a camera hog like Judge Walsh or Fitzgerald. And we now know why he never took press questions.

I wonder how many Matlock Reruns Mueller has watched over the last 2 years.

Francisco D said...

This is a stalinist investigation.

It bears repeating.

Trolls4Hire said...

“It is time for traitors to hang.”

Yeah, hang ‘em from the light posts and bridges!

“This is a stalinist investigation.”

That’s what you get Stalinists!

John Borell said...

Payoff in the long-run? That’s delusional.

Yancey Ward said...

Anyone who watched Mueller read his press release back in May should have seen the man wasn't up to even an hour long hearing, but I guess maybe not many people have experience with senior citizens and dementia problems.

As I wrote the other day, Nadless and Schitt could have subpoenaed Weissmann, a man without dementia, and one thoroughly knowledgeable about the investigation- indeed, the man who certainly wrote most of the report. Ask yourself why he wasn't subpoenaed?

Limited blogger said...

I used to not watch any of the dem's theatrical productions. Now I watch it all - hearings, debates, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

The comedic writing and screenplay has definitely improved.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

"...force him to testify against his wishes...."

What? Was he credibly threatened with large fine and lengthy confinement for contempt?

I thought he did a good job, under the circumstances. Did not give up anything. Mostly his answers were either "I think the report/letter speaks for itself" or "It is not in the report, and I cannot speculate."

He did hesitate and bumble quite much. Along with other bits supports his being not active in the investigation and report writing; through choice, diminished capacity, or both.

Consider this: Hillary actually did play diminished capacity ("I have no recollection of that") and mostly received a soto voce "Well done!" from the media.

Zach said...

The basic political problem here is that they've been promising their base a specific *outcome* of the investigation for three years now, and the investigation didn't end up going that way.

So what do you do? Do you promise another investigation of the same facts? Do you read the same report out loud, in a really accusatory tone?

For two years, every time I looked at a TV, there was a crawl line guaranteeing that Trump was going to be exposed as a Russian agent and removed from the presidency in disgrace. How do you walk that back?

It seems to me that it would have been much wiser to hold back and respond to events as they developed.

Yancey Ward said...

TrollsforHire,

Hi, Inga! Glad to see you are still around after, all.

Mary Beth (the commenter) said...

How long has he been exhibiting this sort of confused behavior? The Democrats seemed to have an idea that he was not in top mental condition (there were leaks about it from the Dems before the testimony), do they feel badly about putting him through that? Or are they just disappointed that it didn't help them?

mccullough said...

Mueller was always a figurehead. He cultivated relationships with powerful people.

Mark O said...

Seasoned observers distinguish between impaired cognitive ability and the simple fact that he knew very little about his investigation. The corrupt DOJ used Mueller's name for cover--he's a Republican, decorated veteran---while the Democrat staff approved pre-dawn raids (one covered by CNN) and bankrupted anyone who had a connection with Trump.

We are about to learn whether there is anything left to the idea of uniform justice.
And that reminds me that Mueller, when questioned about "exoneration," as a standard, noted that this circumstance was "unique." He was a willing participant in the coup.

n.n said...

Some "lawmakers" would like to revisit the witch hunts and warlock trials.

I Callahan said...

This is a guy who’s hands are still dirty from the Whitey Bulger case. This is a guy who financially ruined several people over process crimes, including General Flynn and others, that once again had nothing to do with collusion or Russia.

This Vincent Gigante act may be fooling the WaPo and dim lefty politicians, but it doesn’t mass any muster with me. This POS is a chickenshit coward who wants nothing to do with the aftermath of the mess he created.

Fuck him, sideways, with a swordfish.

Trolls4Hire said...

“The corrupt DOJ used Mueller's name for cover--he's a Republican, decorated veteran---while the Democrat staff approved pre-dawn raids (one covered by CNN) and bankrupted anyone who had a connection with Trump.”

Thanks be to Jesus for our new not corrupt DOJ! Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Everything is now under control. Fear not.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Fuck him, sideways, with a swordfish.”

Yeah! Stick that swordfish up his old wrinkled ass!

Szoszolo said...

You know you've made a strategic error when Eric Swalwell is the only one who realizes how badly it's going.

gspencer said...

"Mueller's just fine. I've told you that several times. He loves meeting new people. Just today I've spoken with him five or six times, and after he asks for my name we speak as if we've known each other for years."

rcocean said...

I'd love to see the proof of Mueller being a "Republican". Which of course, by itself, proves nothing. Jennifer Rubin is probably a "Republican" and so was Bill Weld and Comey.

William said...

The kind of people who think RBG is a human dynamo think that Mueller laid out clear and concise terms for impeachment.....The big loser is the media. There's too much variance between what we see and what they tell us we're seeing.

chuck said...

Democrats caught phucking turkeys, tell us dinner will be awesome.

Trolls4Hire said...

“I'd love to see the proof of Mueller being a "Republican". Which of course, by itself, proves nothing. Jennifer Rubin is probably a "Republican" and so was Bill Weld and Comey.”

Traitors all! Hang ‘em!

gspencer said...

"they say it will pay off in the long run for their investigations, as the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore"

And bless your little black heart for believing that.

Bob Boyd said...

Look who's telling us Mueller is senile. Maybe he's just trying not to get caught exposing his investigation as a political sham or perjuring himself. If it wasn't a performance, why did they need a rehearsal?

Bay Area Guy said...

Maybe he just had a bad night's sleep....

William said...

Mueller was definitely not the man the media claimed he was. What's the opposite of slander? Puffery? His reputation was definitely puffed. Can you sue for malicious puffery? Not him. The people who were hurt in his investigations.

Kevin said...

While saddened by the attacks on Mueller post-hearing, they say it will pay off in the long run for their investigations, as the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore.

Or as Ivan Drago so eloquently expressed, "If he dies, he dies."

Kevin said...

Let us realize the arc of this investigation is long, but it bends toward Obama.

DavidUW97 said...

Beating up on an old man who's likely on his way out mentally and physically and who is pretty much a "friendly" witness in a fruitless "investigation" that should have been put to rest over a year ago is a sure-fire way to win votes.

policraticus said...

What a disgusting display. Trump is supposed to be this gross manifestation of the collective Id, a yawning chasm of degenerate impulses barely contained by a facade of humanity, a facade barely maintained by a few stalwart lieutenants. Meanwhile, in Congress, we see creatures like Nadler who are so fixated on slaying this presumed dragon at the heart of our republic they will not listen to reason, or facts, or even the dictates of common decency in the pursuit of its downfall. Like Javert, they press on despite every sign that their hoped for end, even if achieved, will do nothing but sow their own destruction.

We have the worst political class in the history of our Republic, to coin an Insta-phrase.

cubanbob said...

It's time for the Senate to hold its investigative hearings. Put every prosecutor involved in the hot seat. Then watch as the Senate Democrats go insane, especially every one of them running for President.

Yancey Ward said...

I know it is old ground by this point, but Andrew McCarthy again explains the ridiculousness of the Mueller Report's theory of non-decision-making regarding indicting a sitting president.

As I wrote months ago, now- Mueller/Weissmann didn't recommend indicting Trump not because of the OLC guidance, but because even they knew that Trump hadn't obstructed the investigation, and weren't willing to put their reputations on the line to defend such a recommendation. Nothing prevented them from making a recommendation- Bill Barr himself pressed them to do so, and even explained to them that the OLC guidance wasn't an obstacle to doing so, and yet they refused. And, when they didn't make a recommendation, Bill Barr and Ron Rosenstein made it for them.

TJM said...

Maybe Mueller is working on an impaired capacity defense

walter said...

Trolls4Hire said...
“I'd love to see the proof of Mueller being a "Republican". Which of course, by itself, proves nothing. Jennifer Rubin is probably a "Republican" and so was Bill Weld and Comey.”
Traitors all! Hang ‘em!
--
P U. Someone's not getting their money's worth.

Ralph L said...

Maybe he's just trying not to get caught exposing his investigation as a political sham or perjuring himself.

It's been a pretty good distraction for those not paying close attention. Like Rostenkowski calling Hillary's HillaryCare testimony "boffo," Mueller's apparent befuddlement is all that's reported.

Kevin said...

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who sits on both committees, warned lawmakers on the second panel to slow down, shorten their questions and speak louder so Mueller could follow better....

And for Christ's sake, one of you interns give him an Adderall!

Yancey Ward said...

Right now, I imagine Weissmann is probably kicking himself for not making a recommendation. Had he done so, Barr and Rosenstein still would have overruled it for all the reasons outlined at the time the report was turned over to the DoJ, but then the Democrats would have had, at least, their sound-bite to work with. However, Weissmann chickened out in the end, and tried a ploy that didn't really work out as planned. I think the key mistake was in underestimating Bill Barr- Weissmann etal. thought that Barr would be unwilling to do the job they had just publicly abdicated- Weissmann was wrong.

wildswan said...

The trouble with saying Mueller did well or OK is that millions of Americans have experience in dealing with a Dad or a Grandma who is deeply loved and not all he or she once was. The millions who never read the Mueller Report read Mueller at once. They know the look and they know the limitations. And they know exactly how the Democrats were using and abusing that failing capacity because they themselves have spent time warding off Publisher's Clearing House, e-mail threats and similar scams that prey on an unrealized vulnerability. Appointing Mueller Special Counsel as a shield for an attack on an elected President was an ugly way to use an old man's vanity and reputation. But the Dems are a rotten bunch.

stevew said...

"Ask yourself why he wasn't subpoenaed?" He being Weissmann.

I've asked and the answer I received is that Weissmann knows too much and it would be suicide to the get Trump mission to expose him to Republican questions under oath.

They pinned their hopes on a better performance from Mueller. Whether he couldn't or wouldn't give it to them will likely remain unknown until after Trump is out of office or Mueller's death, whichever comes first.

narciso said...

weak squirrel, general magoo, aka clapper, is giving up the ghost, as to this travismockasham, it's very convenient that fusion, the link campus other institutions that have mounted this pantomine

Trolls4Hire said...

“It's time for the Senate to hold its investigative hearings. Put every prosecutor involved in the hot seat.”

Yeah burn their asses and then hang ‘em high. We’ve been waiting for Democrats to go to GITMO for over a year. Just do it!

“Then watch as the Senate Democrats go insane, especially every one of them running for President.”

Yeah, insane, insane, it’s going to be fun!

AAT said...

This is probably the only useful think the Democrats have done this Congress.

narciso said...

No, it's still useless, because they are still pursuing this snipe hunt, technically burr runs the committee, but he seems to be their tool, we haven't even gotten to the unmaskings, maybe with new dni chief fred fleitz,

Carol said...

Traitors all! Hang ‘em!

Fuck off, moby.

MBunge said...

"Right now, I imagine Weissmann is probably kicking himself for not making a recommendation."


I think they didn't do it because then they would have started an argument with virtually the entire law enforcement/legal community. I mean, if Trump was guilty of obstruction then so is virtually anyone ever accused of a crime and probably most criminal defense attorneys as well.

They tried to thread the needle to allow Democrats to mount a political argument that Trump obstructed justice which danced around the legal definition of what obstruction actually is and might have gotten away with it if Barr hadn't stomped that nonsense into the dirt right away.

Mike

Left Bank of the Charles said...

If Mueller wasn’t legally competent then the House of Representatives needs to conduct its own investigation. If they can’t get the grand jury material, then they need to call all the witnesses themselves.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats.

narciso said...

You see how they are never accountable for anything, oh poor mueller, he should be in jail, maybe where they wanted to put manafort, rikers isn't it,

narciso said...

no Rosenstein was a fmr Obama us atty in Maryland, previously he had been the Clinton's protector at the tax division, enabler of the uranium one deal,

AAT said...

“The notion that obstruction cases are somehow undermined by the absence of proof of an underlying crime, that is not my experience in 40 years of doing this nor is it the Department of Justice’s tradition. Obstruction crimes matter without regard to what you prove about the underlying crime,” . - James Comey

Aks Martha Stewart, who was convicted of the crime of claiming she was innocent when she was never proven guilty of the underlying crime.

AAT said...

“Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats.”

The Democrats took full advantage of his lack of competence to staff the probe with partisans top to bottom. And nobody here ever said that there weren’t plenty of Republicans who wanted Trump taken down.

AAT said...

“f Mueller wasn’t legally competent then the House of Representatives needs to conduct its own investigation.”

Or..... Or you could focus on running a candidate who is better than Trump in the next election.....


Naaah!!!!

AAT said...

Investigate away! Look how it worked out for Republicans against Clinton! It led to Gingrich’s stepping down.

narciso said...

he wasn't running the investigation. aaron zebley (Justin cooper's attorney) which makes it all sort of awkward, just like lois lerner's atty William taylor was recently assigned to another case, remember the excuse then was the server had been damaged, so the data was unrecoverable,

Comanche Voter said...

Keep on whistling past that impeachment graveyard fellows. The most unflattering fact revealed in Mueller's testimony was that he barely knew what was in his report.

Achilles said...

Left Bank of the Charles said...
Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats.


Left Bank knows this is a bullshit argument.

But he is too much of a coward to face this in good faith.

For three years these people shriek that Trump is a traitor. It was clear from the start there was collusion with Russia and half a dozen other foreign countries to meddle in our elections starting in 2015.

By Obama and Hillary.

Obama was clearly working with Putin his entire presidency. Russia couldn't have done a better job of getting what they wanted if Putin was in charge himself. Obama turned the middle east into a dumpster fire. Obama betrayed every country opposed to Russia. Obama did everything he could to reduce US fossil fuel production and keep prices high for his ally. He was caught on tape admitting it.

Hillary took 145 million dollars from Russia in direct payments.

There was nothing to find and the fact that the traitors put an obvious invalid in charge just adds to the farce.

There is nothing to talk about. The truth is obvious. The facts are all publicly available.

Anyone who supports the democrats and their republican cuck accomplices who tried to carry off this coup is a traitor as well at this point.

Sebastian said...

"allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore"

Like what?

Trolls4Hire said...

Our man Trump will win 65 % of the vote! Mark my words.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Anyone who supports the democrats and their republican cuck accomplices who tried to carry off this coup is a traitor as well at this point.”

Yeah! So there. Preach it brother! Hang as many as you can and send the rest to GITMO.

AAT said...

“Unflattering” is the new “impeachable."

Gunner said...
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Gunner said...

Mueller pooped the bed so bad, even Swallwell can't deny it.

Trolls4Hire: Lefties do not care about Gitmo anymore. They have moved on to ICE cages or something.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Trolls4Hire: Lefties do not care about Gitmo anymore. They have moved on to ICE cages or something.”

Yeah! Better idea, put ‘em in cages and don’t give ‘em any toothpaste or toothbrushes. Or better yet, send ‘em back to where they came from...hell!

PackerBronco said...

A common refrain from Libs on this forum over the last few years was: "You don't know what Mueller has on Trump!!". Well it appears that Mueller didn't know either ...

Achilles said...

Trolls4Hire said...
“Anyone who supports the democrats and their republican cuck accomplices who tried to carry off this coup is a traitor as well at this point.”

Yeah! So there. Preach it brother! Hang as many as you can and send the rest to GITMO.

About as cogent as the rest of your ramblings Inga. You are a pure troll.

You are just a Stalinist piece of shit. Everyone thinks you are a piece of shit now. Not just me. It just took them all longer to admit you are a piece of shit.

I am glad you are ignoring Ann's request to leave this arena. You are forcing Ann, and the rest of thee people, to recognize that there can be no quarter or agreement with people like you.

It is time for you to go. We shouldn't have to fund your time at GITMO. Better you go to Cuba or Venezuela or Afghanistan or anywhere else and live out your Stalinist fantasies.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Hang as many as you can and send the rest to GITMO.

I like the new Inga. She's passionate and creative. So much more interesting than the dullard Inga.

Trolls4Hire said...

Barr has all the dirt on the Democrats, indictments coming soon! GITMO and ICE cages won’t hold them all, Send them back to where they came from!

Jim at said...

Althouse got from me the respect she deserved, which was none. She routinely insults her commenters, yet demands that they apologize to her when they retaliate. It is a point of view deletion and banning and she was insulted that I didn’t accept her vast knowledge on the subject. She IS a lazy thinker, I’ve seen it many times over the years. What she deleted was me telling her that as a law professor she should know better and be embarrassed. I also called her a stupid woman, which is not unwarranted.

I think that the law students she “taught” via text book lesson plans should demand a refund from UW. As for Althouse treating women commenters differently than the male commenters, indeed yes she does. I’ve seen it happen numerous times over the years of commenting here. Demanding respect from commenters for providing a forum in which to express one’s opinions does not warrant abuse from the blog owner. Commenting here isn’t worth the abuse, from Trump Cultists and from the clueless blog owner. There have been numerous liberals/ leftists whatever floats your boat that have left and haven’t returned. This blog has always been Althouse’s little shrine to herself. Her narcissism is sometimes revealed itself as it did yesterday. Not commenting here is NO loss to me.
- Trolls4Hire

madAsHell said...

Trolls4Hire

My suspicion is confirmed.

Trolls4Hire said...

Excuuuuuuuse me?! I resent being compared to Helga. Why are you focusing on me, I’m in agreement with you. Now stop it.

Mattman26 said...

Amen, Achilles.

Jeff Brokaw said...

“... it will pay off in the long run for their investigations, as the public event allowed Mueller to publicly confirm unflattering facts about Trump that they can further explore.”

Right. Because that’s the big takeaway here after Mueller looked clueless and incompetent.

Trolls4Hire said...

“It is time for you to go. We shouldn't have to fund your time at GITMO. Better you go to Cuba or Venezuela or Afghanistan or anywhere else and live out your Stalinist fantasies.”

Wow brother, that’s no way to treat a fellow patriot. I’m so sorry you don’t think I’m being sincere.

Achilles said...

For a free society to function, or any society for that matter, there has to be a common set of principles. A baseline.

Ours was founded on several principles including unalienable rights to free speech, self defense and the right to bear arms etc.

One of these unalienable rights is the right to due process.

Another is equal justice under the law.

Another is the presumption of innocence.

All of these are first principles and the democrat party and all their allies are clearly trying to destroy them.

Community requires the suppression of the incompatible. China suppresses their incompatible. They have different first principles than we do. Afghanistan, Cuba, Europe etc. are all just like the United States in that regard.

The people trying to oust Trump are incompatible with a free society. They are abusing our system to destroy it.

Inga is underlining this point with her activities. I appreciate that she is forcing Ann and the rest of you to acknowledge this point.

AAT said...

Trolls4Hire is so much better than Inga, it’s not even close. Good thing she is banned and this new funny commenter has shown up.

Yes we know you are trying to be ironic honey.

Trolls4Hire said...

“All of these are first principles and the democrat party and all their allies are clearly trying to destroy them.”

Right on brother! And no veering form these principles will be tolerated! Democrats will be jailed by the thousands and soon too!

Trolls4Hire said...

“Inga is underlining this point with her activities. I appreciate that she is forcing Ann and the rest of you to acknowledge this point.”

Ann agrees with us Achilles, I feel it in my bones! You are so right.

tcrosse said...

Trolls4Hire is so much better than Inga.

I agree. The style is closer to that of another banned commentrix.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Imagine being so repulsive and demented that in order to get anyone to pay any attention to you, you had to comment on a blog from which you’d been banned.

And your first comment was that you didn’t need that blog!

Trolls4Hire said...

For the second time now, I’m not that hag Helga!

Trolls4Hire said...

“One of these unalienable rights is the right to due process.”

Except for Democrats, the need to hang.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Imagine that you’re so fucking dumb and transparent that nobody believes a word you say.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Community requires the suppression of the incompatible.”


Yes!! Muzzle the libtards and Democrats, cleanse our society of them!

AAT said...

"Yes!! Muzzle the libtards and Democrats, cleanse our society of them!”

Wherever they have a community with a number of like minded people engaging in discussion, disrupt them!, no matter how much personal energy it takes!

AAT said...

Their very existence is an offense! Go to their websites and troll, insult, disrupt conversation, whatever it takes, by any means necessary! Fucking Democrats! I am with Trolls4Hire, let’s roll!

Trolls4Hire said...

“Wherever they have a community with a number of like minded people engaging in discussion, disrupt them!, no matter how much personal energy it takes!”

Yeah! Give ‘em some of their own medicine! Those traitorous libtards. First they have community, then they turn it into a commune and then bingo presto, ya gots communism. Then you need to call in Patriots like Achilles to take ‘em all out.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Go to their websites and troll, insult, disrupt conversation, whatever it takes, by any means necessary!”

Yeah! Stay away from this conservative blog you libtards, it’s ours, all ours! As Achilles says: Community requires the suppression of the incompatible.

Carol said...

I thought it was Chuck...

Anyway, the Fifties called, and they want their McCarthyism back.

The Godfather said...

Nadler (or whoever was really behind the Mueller hearings) is crazy like a fox. The idea wasn’t to inform people about what was in the Mueller report – the press already highlighted the juiciest stuff, but the public really didn’t care. And if you wanted to reach the public, would you really expect them to sit through five hours of these boring, BORING, B-O-R-I-N-G hearings?

No, the idea was to undermine the credibility of the Mueller Report by undermining the credibility of Mueller. The Report found that there was NO TRUMP COLLUSION. That’s the issue that the MSM have been harping on for two years, and Mueller gave Trump a clean bill of health. The Democrats were not happy about that. Sure, Mueller said there MIGHT have been some obstruction of justice, but the actions he cited were trivial. Trump talked about firing Mueller? But he didn’t do it. Big whoop!

Mueller was a flop. He’s a senile old man. Forget you ever heard the name, and forget he ever issued a report. Now the Dems want to focus on their own “impeachment investigation”. They don’t want to impeach, of course, they just want to continue to sling unfounded accusations around for the MSM to broadcast until Election Day. Next up: Leaks about what's in the grand jury records.

Phil 314 said...

A word for wise

rehajm said...

When congressional staffers, prompted by repeated media inquiries

i.e. the media rolled over and was nagging them in bed...

Ambrose said...

"When congressional staffers, prompted by repeated media inquiries, asked Mueller’s team about his cognitive acuity, they were told — three separate times — that he was okay...."

.....and then off in the distance, a cock crowed.

MayBee said...

Well I mean, it's a good thing the press never told *us* about this. How could we have handled the truth? Thank you for protecting us, media.

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Unknown said...


Moldy's Oppo dump is 100th bite at the apple...

If they want a longer show they should but Tits N Teeth and Ivory Girl Omar on TV instead of Fat Jerry and Pencil Neck. Get some crazy "Girls you COULD fuck" on the Telly.

Narayanan said...

Possible OT.

What are House Rules and Traditions --
Can Pelosi switch Party and keep Gavel?

Bay Area Guy said...

I think Mueller just needs a good nap. A good nap restores your faculties and your health. That's what my Grandpa always said. "Hey, Sonny Boy - I'm catching a few zzzzs. Can you keep it down a bit?"

He'll bounce back. Mueller, not my Grandfather.

Achilles said...

Trolls4Hire said...
“Wherever they have a community with a number of like minded people engaging in discussion, disrupt them!, no matter how much personal energy it takes!”

Yeah! Give ‘em some of their own medicine! Those traitorous libtards. First they have community, then they turn it into a commune and then bingo presto, ya gots communism. Then you need to call in Patriots like Achilles to take ‘em all out.

Obama chose to spy on his political opponents.

Obama and Hillary chose to collude with Russia, England, Italy, Australia, and Ukraine and other 5 eyes nations to meddle in lawful elections, spy on Trump, try to entrap people in the Trump campaign, and later to undermine his presidency.

Democrats chose to run this stalinist farce for 3 years knowing all of the above. They knew Mueller was a figurehead. They knew there was no collusion between Trump and Russia.

Now everyone knows the truth. Everyone knows Obama and Hillary spied on the Trump campaign.

Anyone who continues to support the democrat party at this point is incompatible with a free society that depends on open and honest elections to elect representatives for our Republic.

We cannot have a Republic with people who do things like this. You either support our country and the freedom of the people in it or you don't.

You clearly do not.

rehajm said...

I guess there's no downside to this stuff for lefties. It keeps the deranged lefties attention, maybe keep a few livid suburban white ladies on the farm. The newly minted down from south may or may not get our politics. I bet the Democrat looniness reminds some of them of home.

Now to capture enough Obama voters who will stay home if they run whitey...

Jeff said...

Absent a stroke, the kind of cognitive decline we saw from Mueller doesn't happen suddenly. It takes years. Even if he was up to the job when appointed, he wasn't up to it for very long. And the man who was supervising him, Rod Rosenstein, had to have known it. Yet he let him continue in the job rather than replace him. Rosenstein has a lot to answer for.

Narayanan said...

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Republican establishment man in possession of a 'good reputation' in Democrats eyes, must be in want of a investigation to lead against Unwelcome President.

Insert name Mueller or Barr.

Mueller(E) helping Cover up hoaxers with Barr (E) helping cover the enablers on second go?

Jeff said...

Why is anyone bothering to respond to Trolls4Hire? Ann will get around to deleting all her posts pretty soon and then the responses will just look silly.

Rory said...

"The people trying to oust Trump are incompatible with a free society. They are abusing our system to destroy it."

In the long run, even as "victories" might be won there's the reality that there are millions or tens of millions of crazies in the country and they're not going to change. I think that we have to start thinking about constitutional reforms that will shift power back to the people and states, and that we then have to go forward with that, with full knowledge that parts of the country will take the opportunity to say good-bye.

Achilles said...

Phil 314 said...
A word for wise

Sorry Phil.

Ann cannot defeat the troll by asking the troll to stop posting. It isn't technically possible. The only way Ann can make the troll to go away is to make the troll understand it is hurting it's own cause by spewing it's hate at the people it disagrees with.

They will not stop. They will force you to give them power or defeat them.

There is no comfy hole to hide in. Nobody to hide behind. We protected you from the foreign enemies. Sadly our domestic enemies hide behind the same laws they are abusing. It will continue as long as the squishy middle allows it.

You all will be forced to choose. There is no way Ann can stop the troll from ruining this forum by ignoring them. The troll is just making this point. This forum turns into a flaming dumpster fire because of the bad faith inherent in the positions the troll holds. The troll hates the forum, hates Ann, hates the posters here, and hates freedom.

These people are ruled by hate and a lust for power.

Inga is just a piece of shit. If you want it to go away you have to defeat it.

You all need to be part of the solution if you want a free society. It would be lovely if you all could hide in this forum like you hid in all the other wars. But it wont work this time.

Narayanan said...

rcocean said...
I'd love to see the proof of Mueller being a "Republican". Which of course, by itself, proves nothing. Jennifer Rubin is probably a "Republican" and so was Bill Weld and Comey.

------
you left off Hillary ... Goldwater Republican!

cubanbob said...

Trolls4Hire said...
“It's time for the Senate to hold its investigative hearings. Put every prosecutor involved in the hot seat.”

Yeah burn their asses and then hang ‘em high. We’ve been waiting for Democrats to go to GITMO for over a year. Just do it!

“Then watch as the Senate Democrats go insane, especially every one of them running for President.”

Yeah, insane, insane, it’s going to be fun!"

Yes indeed Inga, must see TV. And yes, burn their asses for prosecutorial misconduct. 19 partisan Democrat prosecutors, two and a half years of with hunting and twenty five million dollars just to prove they couldn't find a crime to indict. Lets see if Obama can withstand such scrutiny.

todd galle said...

Unfortunately, I am beginning to have to agree with Achilles. I have been havering on this, but his commentary on the background of this farce is compelling. There must have been lots of mid-level GS's who knew what was up and did or said nothing. A country with a 2 tiered Justice system can't and won't stand, the lower tier won't accept it. I believe after this fiasco, I am in the lower tier according to my betters, and I won't accept it. Time to organize rigs and ammo. I recently bought another MOLLE vest, just because, might have been smart in retrospect. Now I'll have one for every member of my immediate family. I really don't want this, but it seems they won't let us avoid it.

Narayanan said...

Left Bank of the Charles said...
Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats
________

Was it a deep game by Trump?
Do you see it that way?

Trolls4Hire said...

“It would be lovely if you all could hide in this forum like you hid in all the other wars. But it wont work this time.”

You will all be conscripts! No more hiding in blogs, you’ll have to man up! Learn to shoot, learn to kill, learn to be merciless! Old people will not be overlooked, the war effort against the Stalinists will need you to knit socks and man the desks. It’s a new world you pussies!

Narayanan said...

@Left Bank of the Charles

Is this list of witnesses available from Mueller Report?
Or do we need to demand under FOIA

Achilles said...

Tangentially related:

The Canadian Humans Rights Council has put two women out of business because they refuse to was a trans-womans balls and ass.

There are complaints against 14 more businesses are still active.

Most of those women are poor immigrants by the way.

You cannot ask them to go away or beat them in one election. They only need to win one more time.

You have to defeat them.

Drago said...

Todd Galle: "There must have been lots of mid-level GS's who knew what was up and did or said nothing."

At least 40 specific FBI investigators as part of the team and dozens of DOJ personnel along with hundreds of State Dept, NSA, DOD, CIA and other personnel.

Not to mention the FISA judges who were supposedly being overseen by the ever more liberal-Chief Justice "Tax? Penalty?" Roberts.

An army of insiders breaking every rule with impunity for partisan political purposes does not bode well for the future of our republic.

The Praetorians/Panem-ers are not just going to sit back and accept exposure and loss of power without a fight.

Lewis Wetzel said...

The first or second time an idiot shoots himself in the foot, it is funny. After that it is just sad.

Jim at said...

Not commenting here is NO loss to me. - Trolls4Hire

Lewis Wetzel said...

It's time to knit your socks into assault rifles, patriots!

Trolls4Hire said...

“An army of insiders breaking every rule with impunity for partisan political purposes does not bode well for the future of our republic.”

Hang em! Send ‘em to GITMO or ICE cages, send them back to where they came from! This is total war!

CWJ said...

Same comment I posted earlier in the day. Readering and Uhr for example were so quick to say how the left is maligned here, but they're no where to be seen today making cogent arguments. Left bank of the Charles makes actual arguments, doesn't whine. They are certainly debatable, but I believe (s)he's sincere and not scared away by the big bad Althouse commentariat. Left bank. Forgive me but I forgot you when I toted up the sincere left of center commenters in my mind.

Francisco D said...

I am hoping that Inga's behavior is just a sign of her childishness and not the personality deterioration I started noticing after the Mueller report came out.

This may no longer be a joking matter.

Trolls4Hire said...

“This may no longer be a joking matter.”

Alert the authorities! For the sake of Helga!

todd galle said...

Lewis, no, it is time to knit socks, first thing a soldier will need, and as many pairs as possible. Anybody not looking after their feet is an imbecile. Change socks at least twice a day, wear two pair depending on boots and terrain. As a citizen you should already be prepared with firearms, ammunition, etc. First aid kits, saran wrap, water purification tablets, and so on.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Lewis, no, it is time to knit socks, first thing a soldier will need, and as many pairs as possible. Anybody not looking after their feet is an imbecile. Change socks at least twice a day, wear two pair depending on boots and terrain. As a citizen you should already be prepared with firearms, ammunition, etc. First aid kits, saran wrap, water purification tablets, and so on.”

Damn right Lewis, this no is joking matter!

Drago said...

Old hotness: Nobody knows what Mueller knows!!

New hotness: Who is this Mueller guy? We need to have a real "investigation"!!

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todd galle said...

Trolls4Hire, who's joking? Unfortunately, I'm not, nor many of my acquaintances. How's your stash of 7.62?

Bay Area Guy said...

Andrew McCarthy called the Mueller testimony "a bumbling fiasco".

Darn, I wish I said that first.

Steven said...

"Obstruction crimes matter without regard to what you prove about the underlying crime[.]" - James Comey

Which is why Comey has spent the last twenty years calling out Senators Durbin, Feinstein, Leahy, Murray, Reed, Schumer, and Wyden over their 1999 votes to give Bill Clinton a pass on obstruction of justice without an underlying crime, right?

Trolls4Hire said...

“Trolls4Hire, who's joking? Unfortunately, I'm not, nor many of my acquaintances. How's your stash of 7.62?”

My next entire paycheck will be dedicated to increasing my stash! I will not be caught short!

AAT said...

I think it’s reached the point where responding to her is just creating a mess that will need to be cleaned up.

AAT said...

Just imagine if you had spent two years idolizing a man who seemed to be the “strong and silent type” whose close mouth just seemed to be a sign of deep seriousness, and then he speaks the first time not reading from a prepared text, and your hero has a brain of clay. I would be upset too, but I don’t worship political types.

Drago said...
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Drago said...

What is the over/under on how many of her biological brothers Ilhan Omar will end up marrying?

Trolls4Hire said...

“What is the over/under on how many of her biological brothers Ilhan Omar will end up marrying?”

When she runs out of brothers she can marry her daddy!

tcrosse said...

Remember that when Althouse deletes a comment she also deletes your responses to it, for all your piety and wit.

Drago said...

Li'l Bobby "Quick Study" Mueller: unstable non-genius

Fernandistein said...

unflattering facts about Trump

Whoever knowingly develops, produces, stockpiles, transfers, acquires, retains, or possesses any unflattering fact, or fact delivery system for use as a weapon, or knowingly assists a foreign state or any organization to do so, or attempts, threatens, or conspires to do the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both. There is extraterritorial Federal jurisdiction over an offense under this section committed by or against a national of the United States.

Whoever knowingly possesses any unflattering fact, or delivery system of a type or in a quantity that, under the circumstances, is not reasonably justified by boner fide research, or other peaceful purpose, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

todd galle said...

Trolls4Hire, they don't sell ammunition in boxes less than 20 rounds. Budget, budget, budget.

Trolls4Hire said...

“Trolls4Hire, they don't sell ammunition in boxes less than 20 rounds. Budget, budget, budget.”

Ok, thanks bro!

AAT said...

"Li'l Bobby "Quick Study" Mueller: unstable non-genius”

Oh, he’s stable. Just don’t let him have the keys to the car, keep him from his afternoon nap, or ask him to keep an eye on dinner on the stove.

According to Mark Twain, well Samuel Clemons, who visited her from time to time in her old age home in Hartford, she spent her days rewriting passages from Uncle Tom’s Cabin believing that she was writing it for the first time. Except Mueller already testified that Hillary Clinton’s lawyer ran the investigation.

bagoh20 said...

I just saw a headline at Foxnews.com:

"Thousands lose power in Washington D.C. over substation malfunction."

I immediately thought "yea, they should." I swear I read "substation" as "subcommittee".

Drago said...

AAT: "Oh, he’s stable"

Nope.

Once you go left/LLR-left its all downhill from there for one reason or another. Usually in combination.

bagoh20 said...

If you were around during the actual historic witch hunts and the woman who was being called a witch attempted to stop said witch hunt, should we burn her anyway for obstruction?

Char Char Binks said...

Mueller isn't the sharpest tool, but he fielded Dem softballs just fine. As soon as Repubs threw some heat, he played the confused old man, too feeble to press his Life Alert button.

AAT said...

Burn her!

“The notion that obstruction cases are somehow undermined by the absence of proof of an underlying crime, that is not my experience in 40 years of doing this nor is it the Department of Justice’s tradition. Obstruction crimes matter without regard to what you prove about the underlying crime,” . - James Comey

AAT said...

"Mueller isn't the sharpest tool, but he fielded Dem softballs just fine.”

Except when they asked him which president of the United States appointed him.

“I thought it was Bush.” - Bob Mueller

Ralph L said...

Remember how pleased the Establisment was when Mueller was chosen. A pillar of rectitude, now just a pillar. The "not in my purview"s lead me to believe slack jaw, confusion, etc were an act to avoid answering difficult questions.

Drago said...

I'll bet Bob Mueller knows precisely how much The Early Bird price for prime rib and a Shirley Temple is at the local Appleby's!!!

todd galle said...

AAT - I agree, that's odd. I swore my oath when Reagan was president. How can one forget?

Francisco D said...

I'll bet Bob Mueller knows precisely how much The Early Bird price for prime rib and a Shirley Temple is at the local Appleby's!!!

Dude, we will all be there some day.

However, it 'aint gonna be Applebees for me.

Drago said...

Ralph: "Remember how pleased the Establisment was when Mueller was chosen."

Oh how the left and LLR-left praised the god-like Mueller then!!

Indefatigable!!

No detail can escape his visionary gaze!!

His knowledge of the law and procedures is encyclopedic!!

Strength and courage beyond mere mortals!!

Reality?

A broken down corrupt establishment flunky apparatchik with failure upon failure on his resume being used like a cheap whore by a bevy of rabid Clinton lawyers seeking to overthrow a duly elected President.

A fitting end for an unworthy and corrupt old fool.

richard mcenroe said...

So is this going to be the new Dem push for an investigation? "Well, we want a do-over cuz the guy we hired last time was too senile to get the job done even though we gave him free reign and all the rabid Clinton partisans we stuffed his team with!"

narciso said...

Jenkins along with strassel, is the ones who have concerned themselves with this story, that's why it seems a little odd,


http://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2019/07/wsj-publishes-russian-meddling.html

narciso said...


https://saraacarter.com/russia-probe-twist-a-billion-dollar-ceo-a-convicted-russian-agent-and-the-fbi/

Seeing Red said...

The US taxpayer spent $25 million and all they got was this lousy....

dreams said...

When the democrats lose, our country wins. MAGA!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Trump should have fired Mueller when it became clear that he was no longer up to the task. The fact that Trump did not fire Mueller is, itself, an obstructive act. Impeach!

(Tomorrow's talking points. You heard it here first)

Jon Ericson said...

IiB, prescient.

Achilles said...
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Achilles said...

Ignorance is Bliss said...
Trump should have fired Mueller when it became clear that he was no longer up to the task. The fact that Trump did not fire Mueller is, itself, an obstructive act. Impeach!

(Tomorrow's talking points. You heard it here first)


Too late IiB:

Left Bank of the Charles said...
If Mueller wasn’t legally competent then the House of Representatives needs to conduct its own investigation. If they can’t get the grand jury material, then they need to call all the witnesses themselves.

7/27/19, 1:16 PM
Blogger Left Bank of the Charles said...
Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats.


You know this is already sloshing around the leftist social media.

You all need to realize who these people are and what they want. They are completely incompatible with a free Republic and honest open elections.

rhhardin said...

Call the scandal investi-gate.

Michael K said...

Absent a stroke, the kind of cognitive decline we saw from Mueller doesn't happen suddenly. It takes years.

Not necessarily. For example.

It is not that unusual although often accompanied by physical findings as in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a disease that affects two people I know.

tcrosse said...

Mob boss Vinnie "The Chin" Gigante made a habit of feigning mental incompetence to stay out of the Joint.

narciso said...


Certainly looks like obstruction


https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/455002-the-mysterious-mister-mifsud-and-why-no-one-wants-to-discuss-him?fbclid=IwAR14bN1R7l6QXPahG14VZvZrPV7kYCbCIH4OymHCTzX2zO78wybFBR5gDhc#.XTyUj3k72zE.facebook

Bob Loblaw said...

Mueller was always a figurehead. He cultivated relationships with powerful people.

That's my impression. How can he not know what Fusion GPS is? It's like not only did he not write the report, but he didn't even read it.

Big Mike said...

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Bob Loblaw ask how Mueller could not know what Fusion GPS is. Well, among other possibilities (as noted by some upthread) he could be faking it. At any rate, it is very clear that we need to "watch the watchmen," meaning we now need to investigate the investigation.

Jeff said...

@MichealK,

Your "for example" link is to the abstract of a study that compares various characteristics of Early Onset Dementia (EOD) patients to those of Late Onset Dementia (LOD) patients at a tertiary referral center in Athens, Georgia. EOD is defined as dementia occurring before 65 years of age, LOD is dementia starting after that age. I don't have access to the article itself, just the abstract that you linked to. That abstract doesn't really say anything about how long it takes for nonstroke dementia to develop in either EOD (irrelevant for Mueller who is over 65) or LOD. So I'm wondering why you linked to it.

I'm not a doctor, but I have been personally acquainted with a few people with LOD, and in each of their cases it developed over a period of years. My understanding is that that is both typical and most likely what's happened to Mueller.

Birkel said...

Remember when Royal ass Inga had a child for every controversy?
And now she's reduced to this level of trolling?
#sad

Michael K said...

So I'm wondering why you linked to it.

To suggest there is early onset dementia. I knew a dentist who developed a raid early dementia before age 50.

There is Lewy Body Dementia that is associated with Parkinsons.

Birkel said...

Remember how I said there was no Inga?
Pretty sure I was correct.

Matt Sablan said...

I never thought I'd say this but: Ann Althouse, bring comment moderation back.

Matt Sablan said...

"How can he not know what Fusion GPS is? It's like not only did he not write the report, but he didn't even read it."

-- I mean, he was a manager in a large organization. They routinely don't keep tabs on their staff.

Chance said...

All of these fogeys are too OLD. Magically all of these 70 year olds become competent in DC? C’mon.

doctrev said...
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Yancey Ward said...

On dementia; previously very high functioning people probably have the ability to fool you for years before you catch on- but they eventually reach a point where it will seem like they mentally collapsed almost overnight because that point where they lose the ability fool you really is a sharp line of demarcation- they can fool you, then suddenly they aren't fooling you. I went through this with my father- it seemed sudden to me, but it was almost certainly going on for years.

Bruce Hayden said...

“They tried to thread the needle to allow Democrats to mount a political argument that Trump obstructed justice which danced around the legal definition of what obstruction actually is and might have gotten away with it if Barr hadn't stomped that nonsense into the dirt right away”

Agreed that Barr stomped the nonsense. But note that he started it with his June, 2018 memo to DAG Rosenstein eviscerating the Weissman/Wittes Obstruction theory. But I think that a good part of the reason that the Mueller prosecutors intentionally misinterpreted that OLC opinion was that it might be argued to allow them to include their ten or so supposed instances of possible Obstruction in Part 2 of 5heir Report. The Weissman/Wittes Obstruction interpretation that is n display in their Report has never been tried in court, and was rejected by AG Barr, DAG Rosenstein, and maybe most importantly, OLC. It takes one clause in one Obstruction statute out of context, ignores centuries old statutory construction rules, and attempts to turn the required Mens Rea from specific intent into general intent. Not going to work, and everyone knew it with Barr now AG.

The Mueller team essentially had three alternatives. They could play it straight, and declare no Obstruction under the statutory interpretation, and nothing more. They could use their own statutory interpretation, conclude that there was Obstruction based on their general intent Mens Rea standard, have Barr and Rosenstein reject their conclusion as being in violation of DoJ rules and statutory interpretations, require a do over, ending up identically as with the first alternative. Or, they could pretend that they couldn’t decide based on theNOLC opinion about indicting Presidents, and throw their rejected statutory interpretation, along with a lot of dirt, into the report, throwing the decision to Barr and Rosenstein, knowing exactly what they were going to do. For obvious, highly partisan reasons, they picked this third alternative.

Bruce Hayden said...

Left Bank of the Charles said...
“If Mueller wasn’t legally competent then the House of Representatives needs to conduct its own investigation. If they can’t get the grand jury material, then they need to call all the witnesses themselves.”

House Dems can investigate anything they want. But that doesn’t get them the grand jury material, nor many of the witnesses they want to interview. President Trump waived Executive Privilege for the Mueller investigation, because it was supposedly a criminal investigation. He has indicated that he is invoking Executive Privilege for House investigations, because they are political. That means that the DoJ, instead of being the ones conducting the grand juries, will now be opposing most of the House’s interview requests on the grounds of Executive Privilege. And the Administration is likely to win most of these cases, because they mostly involve what happened in the White House, high level Executive decisions, Etc. Wadler mostly isn’t going to be interested unless it involves Trump fairly directly, Trump is the Executive, and that means that we have a serious Separation of Powers issue, where the Executive is most likely to win in court because it is closer to their core Constitutional power than the Legislative Branch’s.

Pretty much everyone except for the rank and file Dem sheeple understands what Wadler is doing here. He is trying to justify getting access to all this information because he is investigating impeachment. Except that right now it is a personal fishing expedition covered by the fig leaf of investigating for possible impeachment. But, importantly, it isn’t an impeachment investigation, because that would require a majority vote of the House, which, at present, he isn’t close to getting. Instead, as I noted, it is a one man witch hunt. And his subterfuge of calling it an investigation about impeachment isn’t going to work, because if it did, it would be horrible precedent for the future, allowing House or Senate committee majorities to demand anything that they want from either the Executive or Judiciary branches, on the grounds that it might be relevant to a future impeachment investigation. Not going to work.

PluralThumb said...

Did I just read a myriad of a script for the subsequent Frankenstein comeback ?
I guess 'tis the season for the trolls but Orcs just smell so much different in the summer. Please be kind to Orcs, thanks !

Nichevo said...

Achilles said...
Left Bank of the Charles said...
Mueller was appointed by a Trump appointee. His lack of competence is on the Republicans not the Democrats.


Left Bank knows this is a bullshit argument.


The word I would use is "corrupt." There is a corruption of thought in Squealers like LB and r/v, who delight in showing that black is white. A betrayal of mentality.