The Russian Hoax Was Exposed Today In Congress

AS #MUELLERHEARINGS CONTINUE, JOE SCARBOROUGH SEEKS FORGIVENESS ‘FOR EVER BEING A REPUBLICAN.’

To be fair, Joe hasn’t been one for a very long time.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Chris Wallace: Mueller Hearing Has Been A “Disaster” For Democrats, Reputation Of Robert Mueller.

Plus: “On Twitter, David Axelrod called the hearing ‘painful.’”

But when you’ve lost Larry Tribe, you know it’s over.

 

Perjury? Mueller Claims His May 29 Presser Had Nothing to Do with Potential Contempt Order in Russian Troll Farm Case – Here is Evidence to the Contrary

THEIR TEARS TASTE LIKE CHAMPAGNE: MSNBC Analyst: Mueller ‘Sucked The Life Out Of The Report.’

THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION: Mueller “was not about finding the truth.”

The most obnoxious part of the “testimony” is how deceitful the Democrats remain. They restate their accusations without evidence from Mueller’s testimony just as there was none in The Report itself. The above is from Drudge. This is from Instapundit.

MUELLER SAYS HE IS ‘NOT FAMILIAR’ WITH FUSION GPS, THE FIRM BEHIND THE STEELE DOSSIER:

Mueller revealed his surprising lack of familiarity with the firm during an exchange with Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.

“When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS, is that correct?” Chabot asked.

“I’m not familiar with that,” said Mueller, while scouring through his 448-page report of the Russia probe.

“Let me just help you. It was. It’s not a trick question or anything. It was Fusion GPS,” said Chabot.

And from Andrew McCarthy: With Collusion Collapse, Public Loses Interest in Mueller Theatrics.

Mueller seems to have lost interest as well: ‘The years have clearly taken a toll:’ Reporters from NBC, NYT question health of Robert Mueller.

Mueller is such a weasel! Limited questions from every area that reveal just how deceitful he has been. Madly, the accusation is that Trump ran for President so that he could build a hotel in Moscow. Worse than pathetic. And Alexander Downer makes a feature appearance!

Related: Jordan to Mueller: Why wasn’t Joseph Mifsud charged with obstruction?

MUELLER SAYS HE IS ‘NOT FAMILIAR’ WITH FUSION GPS, THE FIRM BEHIND THE STEELE DOSSIER:

Mueller revealed his surprising lack of familiarity with the firm during an exchange with Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.

“When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS, is that correct?” Chabot asked.

“I’m not familiar with that,” said Mueller, while scouring through his 448-page report of the Russia probe.

“Let me just help you. It was. It’s not a trick question or anything. It was Fusion GPS,” said Chabot.

And from Andrew McCarthy: With Collusion Collapse, Public Loses Interest in Mueller Theatrics.

Mueller seems to have lost interest as well: ‘The years have clearly taken a toll:’ Reporters from NBC, NYT question health of Robert Mueller.

MUELLER: NOT A VERY STABLE GENIUS. ‘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.

Be sure to check out Stephen Green’s drunkblogging of the hearing.

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Related: ‘I’m Still Sharp As A Tack,’ Insists Mueller Moments Before Taking Phone Call On A Banana. Attention, Snopes: It’s the Babylon Bee, so it’s satire — or is it really?

THE NATION: These Questions for Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never the Answer.

“For two years, Democrats have waited on Robert Mueller to deliver a death blow to the Trump presidency,” The New York Times observed on July 20. “On Wednesday, in back-to-back hearings with the former special counsel, that wish could face its final make-or-break moment.” The very fact that Democrats had to subpoena Mueller in order to create this final moment should in fact be the final reminder of what a mistake it was for Democrats to have waited on him. If Mueller had incriminating information yet to share, or had been stymied from doing his work, or if Attorney General William Barr had somehow misrepresented his findings, then it stands to reason that Mueller would be welcoming the opportunity to appear before Congress, not resisting it. The reality is that Mueller’s investigation did not indict anyone on the Trump campaign for collusion with Russia, or even for anything related to the 2016 election. Mueller’s report found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, and even undermined the case for it.

That said, there are unresolved matters that Mueller’s testimony could help clarify. Mueller claimed to have established that the Russian government conducted “a sweeping and systematic” interference campaign in order to elect Trump, yet the contents of his report don’t support that allegation. The Mueller report repeatedly excludes countervailing information in order to suggest, misleadingly, that the Trump campaign had suspect “links” and “ties” to people connected with Russia. And Mueller and other intelligence officials involved in the Russia probe made questionable investigative decisions that are worthy of scrutiny. To address these issues, here are some questions that Mueller could be asked.

The entire Russian collusion/Mueller operation seems to have been a house of cards premised on the belief that Trump would fold in the face of sufficient media pressure. When he didn’t, it failed. Now comes finding out who did what, and holding them responsible.

 

h/t GR