Congressional democrats were dealt a mighty blow today, as Robert Mueller made his long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill.
As the architect of the Mueller Report, the former FBI chief was the last remaining hope for the democratic cause of impeaching President Trump, and members of the questioning committees certainly understood that. Perhaps that is why, after only a few dozen or so minutes of testimony, the mood in the chambers had transformed so dramatically. The liberals looked grim, and, to be fair, so did many republicans who found themselves frustrated by Mueller’s inability to speak one the subject of the investigation’s impetus.
Now, after Mueller has concluded his appearance, the spin can begin within the infotainment industry.
Among the first to take a stab at what this could mean for the nation was ABC News, whose belief won’t sit well with many democrats.
ABC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran had the following to say:
“Impeachment’s over. I don’t think Nancy Pelosi is going to stand for her members bringing forth something that is going to obviously lose in the Senate, lose with the American public. And the problem with Mueller’s testimony on this issue is that he had to carry the ball for them some way, whether he wanted to or not, at least by being a vigorous, strong, rock-solid prosecutor. And he looked like somebody who’d slowed a step or two, and perhaps, as the Republicans are starting to put out there, maybe he wasn’t in control of all those angry Democrats, maybe he’s a figurehead, somebody from the past that they put there so they could do their dirty work. That’s the theory they’re coming out with. It’s not going to be bought by Democrats, but they needed more fuel for any kind of impeachment effort.”
As the media spin-cycle continues to speed up in the coming hours, there are bound to be plenty more disappointed democrats being forced to come to this same conclusion.
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