The Morning Briefing: 'The Robert Mueller Story' Was Box Office Poison

Good Thursday morning.

  • The president participates in a full honors welcome ceremony for the Secretary of Defense
  • President Trump participates in the Pledge to America’s Workers – One Year Celebration

What the hell did I watch for 6 hours yesterday?

Let's start my review of "The Robert Mueller Story: Beyond My Purview" with my remarks from yesterday's Briefing:

The real reason Zebley is there is because Mueller didn't have much to do with the report. His role was one of a celebrity endorser, like Bob Dole endorsing Viagra. The real authors were the same corrupt bureaucrats who have been using the government's power and authority to terrorize and surveil their political enemies and rack up other targets to amass career-boosting Scooby snacks. Mueller also doesn't seem like he's in good shape, I half expect to find him drinking out of some congressman's fish tank during the hearing break.

Never doubt me readers, never doubt me.

I could not have imagined what a dumpster fire the Mueller testimony would turn out to be. The Democrats dragged a geriatric memory-care patient before the American public to try to get the Orange Man and it backfired. Mueller appeared confused, unclear on important information, mumbled phrases like a trained parrot, and did not give the Democrats much help with their impeachment passion play. It's clear Mueller had virtually nothing to do with the report, staff hiring, or major decisions. So who was running the show for 2 years? We need to find out.

The one thing Mueller did "give" the Democrats was the assertion that but for the OLC opinion he would have charged the president with obstruction crimes. Mueller had to walk that back pretty fast and say that his team didn't bother to determine one way or the other if there was probable cause to charge obstruction. So another big loss for the Democrats.

“I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning," Mueller said. "I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said and I quote, ‘You didn’t charge the President because of the OLC opinion. That is not the correct way to say it. As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime.”

The performance even disappointed the corporate media, who have been spinning hot vomit into federal crimes for more than three years. Mueller's performance was an unmitigated disaster.

Some sticking points from Mueller's testimony:

1. Mueller didn't know who/what Fusion GPS was. Fusion is one of the cut outs used by Hillary Clinton to pay for Christopher Steele's RUSSIAN propaganda-filled dossier, but Mueller should know who they are because Fusion is mentioned in "his" report. He also didn't seem to know that honeypot Natalia Veselnitskaya, a representative of the RUSSIAN government the Democrats tell us, was also paying Fusion GPS to work for the RUSSIAN government to repeal the Magnitsky Act.

2. Mueller didn't want to have a discussion about the law. I was told that Mueller was the legal industry's equivalent of Jesus Christ so I was surprised he wasn't prepared to talk about the law. The context of Mueller's refusal was a series of questions about the presumption of innocence and the peculiar announcement of a brand new "not exonerated" standard. Why should Trump not have the presumption of innocence like all other Americans? Mueller indicated that Trump was a "unique" case but this is crap. Prosecutors do not go around claiming people are "not exonerated" after they conduct investigations. I wish we had gotten more from Mueller on this "unique" situation.

3. Mueller denied that he interviewed for the position of the FBI director, contrary to what the president and the vice president said. Which is it? Mueller was appointed special counsel the day after the "interview" for the job where he allegedly told VP Pence that FBI director was the only job for which he would return to public service.

4. This was obvious if you read the report but was mentioned in the hearing: there's a whole lot of reliance on media stories as "evidence." If you have been paying attention, you know how this game is played: government deep staters leak information to their media co-conspirators and then after the leaks are published, the government uses the stories as evidence to support their corrupt endeavors. They pulled this trick in the Mueller report and selectively so.

5. Why was Joseph Mifsud not charged for lying to the the FBI when several Trump associates were? We don't have an answer to this question from Mueller. Mifsud had extensive "RUSSIAN-ties" and purportedly started this investigation when he told George Papadopoulos that RUSSIANS had dirt on Hillary. Mifsud, to remind you, trains western intelligence assets in Rome at a center called The Link, is associated with the London Center of International Law Practice, and travels around in Western intelligence circles. He also has ties to the U.S. State Department. For the purposes of the witch-hunters, however, he's a RUSSIAN dude.

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And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!