Prominent Democrats and members of left-wing media melted down on Wednesday in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s bumbling hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
As the hearing unfolded, numerous critics across the political spectrum criticized Mueller’s seemingly dull mental dexterity and his inability to defend his work.
David Axelrod, a former senior advisor to President Obama, tweeted: “This is very, very painful.”
“This is delicate to say, but Mueller, whom I deeply respect, has not publicly testified before Congress in at least six years,” Axelrod added. “And he does not appear as sharp as he was then. And it helps explain why Mueller wanted his aide nearby.”
Leftist Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe tweeted: “Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced.”
MSNBC’s Jeremy Bash complained that Mueller “sucked the life out” of the Russia report and seriously “set back” efforts to hold Trump “accountable” — meaning impeachment.
Bash added that Mueller was “evasive,” “lost at times,” and was “very ineffective” at defending “his own work.”
Cook Political Reporter National Editor Amy Walter tweeted: “We are only 30 mins into this thing but I don’t think that this is going the way Democrats were hoping it would.”
Left-leaning journalist Michael Tracey tweeted: “Democrats didn’t even attempt to extract any new information from Mueller (which would ostensibly be the purpose of an oversight hearing). Instead they tried to goad him into dramatizing parts of the Report, which he repeatedly declined to do. It was a total embarrassment.”
“Given his poor memory, sluggishness, and lack of familiarity with his own Report, we now have more insight into why Mueller allowed his 2-year investigation to spiral out of control and devolve into absurdity,” Tracey added.
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