If you sat through the slog that was the hearings about the Mueller investigation with Robert Mueller, you would have pulled away with very little in the way of useful information, at least if you were a Democrat. If you were a Republican, it reaffirmed what you already knew; that this three-year investigation that cost us $20 million was a shame of a desperation move by Democrats to impeach Trump.
Even CNN admitted that Trump came out as the clear winner of that hearing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently came away with an entirely different take. According to her, Mueller “confirmed in the public mind that the president has obstructed justice.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 26, 2019
Yeah, I’m not sure how she walked away with that either. Not only did the hearing not give off that impression at all, but Mueller himself was very clear that no obstruction took place.
Just so we’re all on the same page, here’s Mueller giving a very direct answer to the question “at any time during the investigation was your investigation curtailed or stopped?”
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 26, 2019
Just to be clear, and because some of the Democrats seem to be very confused here, Mueller’s answer was “no.”
No obstruction took place. Period. Done. Finito.
I actually thought after the Democrats received their proverbial whooping after the Mueller hearings had concluded that they would walk away. It would appear, however, that Pelosi has no intention of letting dead horses lie. She’s going to beat the corpse of the Mueller investigation until it’s nothing but atoms.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 25, 2019
It’s interesting to me that Democrats are far more interested in a failed investigation, and would make up blatant lies about the conclusion of said investigation than they are with the current crop of 2020 Democrats who are running against Trump.
As I wrote earlier this week, this doesn’t speak well to the Democrats faith in their chances in 2020. They’d rather continue to focus on an impeachment that definitely isn’t going to happen now than actually give attention to their last best chance at kicking Trump out of the White House.