News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Robert Mueller was being criticized for seemingly answering questions slowly, not recalling key details of his investigation, and appearing to be confused throughout his testimony Wednesday.
After a brief recess, Mueller insisted he was entirely lucid.
“I hear a few murmurs out there that I’ve lost it,” he said. “Well, I haven’t lost it. I’ve still got it. In fact, I’m still sharp as a tack.”
Before testimony could resume, however, Mueller interrupted the proceedings, appearing to reach for his cell phone. “I really have to take this,” he said apologetically as he reached into his pocket and pulled out a banana. “Yeah, go for Bob.”
Mueller proceeded to have what appeared to be a five-minute conversation on the fruit as bewildered congresspeople looked on. “Well, tell them I don’t want to be there this Friday. Matlock’s on, you know that. You know I don’t go out when Matlock is on.” He shrugged apologetically at those in the room, mouthing “sorry.”
“Look, if the consulate has a problem with that, tell them they can call me themselves,” he concluded, slamming the banana back down on the table.
Go here to read the rest. So the entire nation saw Bob Mueller yesterday, a befuddled, out of it old man, giving confused responses to many questions, a sad codicil to what had been a brilliant career. I doubt if he wasn’t precisely like this in 2017 when he was a spry 72. I suspect he was chosen to lead the investigation because he would be a harmless figurehead, and the partisan Democrats who staffed his operation could run the actual show. I further suspect they realized almost immediately that there was no there there and the investigation was an exercise in futility, but they kept this theater of the absurd up and running, dealing with endless side prosecutions having absolutely nothing to do with alleged Russian collusion, through the 2018 midterms in order to impact the outcome, and they accomplished their mission. Mueller’s Grandpa Simpson performance yesterday probably buried Democrat hopes to impeach Trump in the House, but their increasingly irrational base will keep baying for impeachment and, if it comes, it will probably come next year, the worst possible time for the Democrats and the best time for Trump.