Good Day World!
Anyone, like me, hoping for a High Noon moment where Mueller would come out guns blazing yesterday during his hearing, were sorely disappointed.
It was more of a pathetic performance by all parties involved.
I seriously wondered if Mueller would make it through both hearings. He looked like he should be in a nursing home for dementia. When the farce was over, he could have auditioned for the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz.
Mueller's memory and poor hearing combined, resulted in a painstaking back-and-forth process with both Democrats and Republicans.
It was a lot like listening to someone scratch their nails on a blackboard.
Viewers weren't eagerly watching the show while eating popcorn. I heard reports of viewers nodding off on the West coast, because it started so early (5:30 a.m.).
Nothing has changed. No needle moved forward towards impeachment. Just a 75-year-old man who didn't want to be there and a bunch of pissed-off politicians.
Trump, of course, once again claimed he was exonerated. Anyone that managed to stay awake throughout the proceedings knows that claim is pure bullshit.
Jerry Nadler settled any doubts about that claim in his opening questioning when he asked if Trump was exonerated by his report.
The simple answer from Mueller was "No." That was probably the highlight of the day. The ensuing broken conversations with Mueller didn't produce any new revelations.
What I'm trying to figure out is why Mueller was so adamant about sticking to his script without explanations? It almost seemed like he didn't want to say anything for fear of some type of retaliation.
Did William Barr and the Trump team convince him that he had no right to say anything more than what was in the report? Forever a good soldier, I could see this happening.
If so, Mueller can forget about his glorious years of service to his country because when it came time to truly stand up for this nation...he failed.
The Democrats, aka Pelosi, didn't come out and say "Impeachment time is here." The Republicans took a sigh of relief, and are still riding the Trump Train today.
The corruption continues.
Time for me to walk on down the road...