I saw it. You saw it. We all saw it.
Robert Mueller’s testimony last week in front of a pair of congressional committees was an unmitigated disaster that could very well have been avoided. The former Special Counsel, in a rare public press conference, told the world that he wasn’t going to appear on Capitol Hill willingly, and that, even if he did, he wasn’t going to stray from the script of the now-infamous Mueller report.
Then, just days ahead of the hearing, Mueller asked for and received a letter from the Department of Justice that spelled the same things out – namely that he was to stick to the script, and not engage in the partisan bickering that the televised hearings would surely bring.
Like clockwork, Mueller deflected questions that probed the edges of these limitations, frustrating lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. This is what he said he would do, after all, and it left the entire nation with a sense of closure on the “RussiaGate” issue.
Well, with the exception of the mainstream media, who whipped the testimony into the liberal spin cycle faster than you could spell “c-o-l-l-u-s-i-o-n”.
Next thing you know, democrats were piling on the impeachment train, as if they hadn’t watched the hearings at all.
Nearly half of House Democrats now support launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after four more lawmakers expressed support for an inquiry over the weekend, according to a count conducted by Politico.
On Sunday, Washington state Democrat Reps. Denny Heck, Kim Schrier, Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer came out in favor of the measure. The group’s announcement comes after over 10 Democrats voiced support for impeachment. The handful of lawmakers included Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who serves of the Vice Chair of the House Democrat Caucus, citing former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday.
The number of Democrats backing impeachment stands at 107, just 11 lawmakers away from the majority of the House Democrat caucus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted, almost certainly correctly, that impeachment would fail in the Senate and hand the President an enormous victory just as Americans begin to head to the ballot box for 2020.
Her reticence has been a lightning rod of controversy among congressional democrats, particular the freshman “squad” of radical leftists who have begun a PR campaign to usurp Pelosi and “get” President Trump.
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