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I've been too busy to check the news in the past 24 hours. So how did the Mueller testimony go? Did he give us the goods on Trump?
 

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the vast group of citizens that overwhelmed the '18 election outcome became more outraged.


Why? What are they angry about today that is new since Meuller's testimony? Did he drop a bombshell? I finally got a chance to check up on the news since then and didn't see anything like that.

But I'll take your word for it. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is now more outraged than before.

So what will they do with that anger?
 

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I've been too busy to check the news in the past 24 hours. So how did the Mueller testimony go? Did he give us the goods on Trump?
He clarified that sufficient goods had already been given to procede further, contradicted Barr and Trump's claims about the investigation, identified that Trump was indeed a liar on multiple issues, and left with a warning.

The last few years have certainly taken their toll on an old man, and I thank him for a lifetime of service to the republic.

It appears that many have forgotten what a man of character looks like.
 

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Sufficient goods?

“After Robert Mueller gave Democrats the soundbite they wanted, 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris was quick to share it on social media--even after Mueller retracted the statement.”

I wonder what color the sky is in the Dem. world.
I hope they try for impeachment. More boost for Trump.
 

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...not within our investigation? Seriously?

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a Republican from Ohio, asked Mueller whether it was “accurate to say that your investigation found no evidence that members of the Trump campaign were involved in the theft or publication of Clinton campaign-related emails?" ...Mueller first paused and then asked Wenstrup to repeat the question, which the congressman did. Mueller paused again, and then answered, “I don't know. I don't know. Uh, uh, what they've, well, uh...um, that portion of that matter does not fall within our jurisdiction, or fall within our investigation.”
 

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...not within our investigation? Seriously?

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a Republican from Ohio, asked Mueller whether it was “accurate to say that your investigation found no evidence that members of the Trump campaign were involved in the theft or publication of Clinton campaign-related emails?" ...Mueller first paused and then asked Wenstrup to repeat the question, which the congressman did. Mueller paused again, and then answered, “I don't know. I don't know. Uh, uh, what they've, well, uh...um, that portion of that matter does not fall within our jurisdiction, or fall within our investigation.”

That would involve a counter-intelligence operation.

Which the OSC was not detailed to accomplish.

Are you sure that you understand the charter ?
 

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Robert Mueller gave the facts about Donald Trump, but the media wanted a song and dan

By Vinay Menon Columnist Toronto Star
Fri., July 26, 2019


As a true American hero, Robert Mueller deserves better than to be judged by the wretched reality-show standards that now define modern politics.

But before his testimony on Wednesday, much of the media acted as if the special counsel was about to star in a special crossover episode of Survivor and The Bachelor. Could he outwit, outlast and outplay his interrogators? Would he give his final rose to the Democrats? Would he deliver shocking lines that would leave viewers around the world on the edge of their seats?

Mueller was cast in a role he had no intention of playing.

And, tellingly, what he actually said was lost in a style-over-substance fog as the media quickly turned into one big TV critic to condemn the star of this one-man show as “underwhelming,” “doddering,” “frail” and “unpolished.”

Mueller is no leading man! Zero stars and no thumbs up!

NBC’s Chuck Todd accidentally revealed the real danger of political coverage in this age of entertainment when he tweeted: “On substance, Democrats got what they wanted: that Mueller didn’t charge Pres. Trump because of the OLC guidance, that he could be indicted after he leaves office, among other things. But on optics, this was a disaster.”

Optics? Disaster? Really? A decorated Marine, former head of the FBI and leader of an exhaustive investigation concluded that Russia helped Trump win the 2016 election with the approval of his campaign — and that Moscow is still meddling now — but instead of heeding this alarm bell we should rip him to shreds for failing to produce sound bites and boffo ratings and jaw-dropping moments?

The attacks on Mueller from across the political spectrum was something to behold. Conservative gadfly and all-around kook Mark Levin told Fox News, ominously, “Look, I’ve seen people with onset dementia ...”

Right. I’d like to see an MRI of Levin’s brain. I have a hunch the image would include an angry squirrel juggling tiny chainsaws. Meanwhile, liberal firebrand Michael Moore, a socialist who has made a capitalist fortune and is hardly a shining example of good health, called Mueller a “frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions.”

One of the only things I truly despise about Western society is the ageism.

Actually, Mueller was clear on what he would and would not answer.

This was not insightful analysis. It was character assassination.

Were there fleeting moments when Mueller seemed like he might make a good spokesperson for Centrum Silver or Starkey Hearing Aids? Sure. Were there times when his one-word answers made me feel a bit sorry for his wife?

“Bob, how was your day?”

“Fine.”

“I was thinking we could go to Olive Garden tonight?”

“Absolutely.”

“So you’re in the mood for pasta?”

“Correct.”

But this fixation on botched spectacle is exactly what’s wrong with politics.

Instead of focusing on what Mueller said, the media got obsessed with the way he said it. His testimony was actually profoundly damaging to the president. But rather that follow the threads from a man who is always above the fray, the media chose to set his suit on fire. Just count the number of times the word “performance” made it into a headline, as if Mueller was on Love Island.

The Washington Post: “On Mueller’s Final Day on the National Stage, a Halting, Faltering Performance.” The New York Times: “Mueller’s Performance Was a Departure From His Much-Fabled Stamina.”

What a disgrace — to the media, not Mr. Mueller.

The truth is, he was never going to be a willing accomplice in any made-for-TV pyrotechnics. Mueller, a man who has devoted most of his 74 years to public service, calls balls and strikes. He does not showboat and speculate on the next pitch. If anything, he deserves credit for disappointing Democrats and Republicans alike.

The Dems, in their protracted fever dream, expected him to fly into that hearing like an Avenger and talk about Trump as if he were Thanos. The GOP, inside their boiling pot of conspiracies, thought they might burn Mueller as a deep-state menace who oversaw a politically motivated witch hunt.

But none of that happened.

Instead, Mueller was concise in his responses and clear in his intent: truth and justice. He did not deviate from his report, which most people have clearly not read. He confirmed facts — sitting president of the United States of America lied to the public and obstructed justice after a foreign adversary interfered with the last election and hopes to do so again — that at any other time in U.S. history would have led to a revolt from sea to shining sea.

But instead of echoing his words and amplifying his message, the media treated his testimony like it was a bunch of silly outtakes from Keeping Up with the Kardashians. They called the hearing a “dud,” “bust” and “letdown.” They tried to frame Mueller as a washed-up celebrity, well past his Best Before date. They trampled on his reputation and bizarrely held him to the standards of a showman.

The media owes Robert Mueller an apology.

But that won’t happen when the search for the next spectacle is already underway.

Vinay Menon is the Star’s pop culture columnist based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @vinaymenon
 

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How many of us would do better with ~ 6 hours of constant grilling?

He did great and was the true consummate professional that we've come to see over and over again.


I couple of hesitations over all of those hours and that's all that the cherry pickers have.....a very classy man.
 

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Depending on circumstances Mueller is either a RINO perpetrating a hoax, or a honest republican that didn't find anything wrong.

Shapeshifter, the man is...



 

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The Democratic Party set up the Mueller testimony with the intent of putting the burden of nailing Trump to the wall on his shoulders. They virtually promised the American public that this great man would storm into Congress like a whirlwind and drop tactical nukes on Trump's base of support that keeps him in office. Mueller would make mincemeat of his GOP interrogators.

But that didn't happen because not only is Mueller an old man who is no longer physically capable of taking on a room full of well prepared aggressors, but there simply aren't any hidden bombshells in his arsenal to drop.

We already knew from the information we have in his report that Russia had an a well funded and organized program to influence public opinion during the 2016 campaign, that Trump lied about his relationship with Russia and also lied about what was in the report by claiming it exonerated him. We already knew that federal prosecutors have the legal power to indict Trump after he leaves office.

I would like to know what the hell the Democrats were thinking by setting up Meuller for guaranteed failure by inflating public expectation in the manner they did. I believe they owe the man a huge apology.
 

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The Democratic Party set up the Mueller testimony ...
it wasn't great drama but it was totally worth it

just for the new content from mueller for 2020 commercials-

there are some awesome 3 second clips from muEller.

also and I can't remember who said it

but there is a rapidly growing strategy to go for the impeach

just for the non-stop NETWORK coverage-

BUT to deny mitch from ever having it delivered to him-

(deny him the pleasure of not even bringing it up for a vote)

great lil' bitch move.

i'm all for it. :)
 

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Had the tables been turned and this was a democrat president, right wingers would have drawn up articles of impeachment before the end of this very hearing...



 

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Had the tables been turned and this was a democrat president, right wingers would have drawn up articles of impeachment before the end of this very hearing...

And that would be the stupidest damn thing they could possibly do.

Are the Democrats that fucking stupid? Probably not. But time will tell.
 
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