June 13, 2024
With Collusion Collapse, Public Loses Interest in Mueller Theatrics
Democrats are at the point where continuing to press the Mueller probe hurts them more than it hurts the president.
Democrats are at the point where continuing to press the Mueller probe hurts them more than it hurts the president.

Dear Sir, The public does not care.

If the Trump Justice Department were to write a letter in response to House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff’s Tuesday night tirade, that’s what it would say.

Well, okay, not exactly. I’m sure there’d be the obligatory “with due respect” throat clearing and whatever else decorum demands when camouflaging a flip of the middle finger. Make no mistake, though: The bird has been flipped.

The night before former special counsel Robert Mueller’s much anticipated (and certain to be disappointing) appearance before two congressional committees, chairman Schiff fired off a letter to protest limitations the Justice Department, at Mueller’s request, has imposed on his testimony.

In essence, DOJ has ordered Mueller not to provide testimony outside the four corners of his report. This suits Mueller just fine since he does not want to testify at all. He made that clear in his May 29 press statement, attempting to foreclose a possible subpoena by insisting that he would have nothing to add to the two-volume, 448-page tome.

Further, he gave Democrats what, from their perspective, is the best spin that could be put on the obstruction aspect of his probe: He had not “exonerated” the president, even though he neither found crimes, nor even considered whether crimes had occurred — the prosecutor’s peculiar interpretation of Justice Department guidance that forbids indictment of a sitting president.

He was trying to tell them: This is as good as it gets. I am not going to say I would have indicted him if not for the guidance.

But Democrats cannot leave well enough alone. They hope against hope that Mueller will break down — that Schiff, a former prosecutor, will have a Perry Mason moment, in which Mueller throws up his hands and confesses that, yes, if he could, he would throw the book at Trump.


See Also:

(1) Today, Impeachment Died Another Death

(2) Liberals Campaigning Hard To Re-Elect President Trump

(3) Bob Mueller’s Bad Day

(4) Trey Gowdy: Dems wanted Mueller to ‘do their job for them’ and draw ‘roadmap’ for impeachment

(5) Pundits Fry Mueller for ‘Shaky’ Performance

(6) Democrats and Media Admit: Mueller’s Testimony Was a Total Disaster

(7) Mueller flustered, asking lawmakers to repeat questions at tense hearing

(8) Mueller Bumbles. Networks Grumble

(9) Mueller’s testimony equals end of any Trump impeachment talk

(10) Mueller Testimony: A Pathetic Display