Funny how things have changed.
For over two years, robert mueller was the Democrats’ Great Investigatorial Hope. The guy who appointed an all-Democrat star chamber to take down Donald Trump’s presidency, which would be easy pickings since Trump so obviously was guilty of (think of a list too long to enumerate in one blog).
Then there was the report. Over 400 pages, laden with accusatory inferences and innuendoes…but nothing that could take Trump down:
-No collusion (I’m still wondering what law would be broken if mueller & Co. had found any) and
-“insufficient evidence” of obstruction of justice (a snarky way of saying “we can’t pin anything on him”).
So now the same Democrats and media which spent all this time salivating at the thought of The Great Trump Takedown were reduced to desperately trying to elevate the insinuations and innuendoes to a level of importance that mueller and his people clearly could not.
And they’re not happy about it…
…which is why robert mueller, leaving church on Easter Sunday, was accosted by two reporters firing questions at him on the street as he tried to get into his car and go home.
Unseemly? Disrespectful? Unprofessional? Shameless? Yep, yep, yep and yep.
But, hey. He didn’t nail Trump – at least not to our satisfaction. So now he’s the enemy.
Here, from Nicholas Fondacaro’s article at newsbusters.org, is the transcript of MSNBC reporter Mike Viqueira and, according to him, a TMZ reporter, ambushing mueller:
VIQUEIRA: Sir, could I ask you a couple of questions? Will you testify before Congress, sir?
ROBERT MUELLER: I have no comment.
VIQUEIRA: Are you sure about that, sir?
MUELLER: No comment.
VIQUEIRA: If he were anybody but the president would Mr. Trump be indicted, sir?
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Now that you’ve finished the Mueller Report, what do you have next, Mueller?
VIQUEIRA: Sir, why didn’t you make a recommendation to Congress one way or the other, sir?
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Are you going on vacation at least somewhere?
VIQUEIRA: Did the Attorney General accurately characterize your positions on conspiracy and obstruction, sir?
Through this episode, mueller did not react angrily and lash out. Credit to him for his endurance level…I’m not sure I could have done the same.
A note to Mike Viqueira: calling mueller “sir” does not ameliorate your unseemly, disrespectful, unprofessional, shameless behavior.
The one silver lining here is that, now, robert mueller has gotten a taste of what so many people his “investigation” went after were treated to.
Of course, it’s not dozens of armed federal agents raiding his home in the night – mueller’s idea of asking Paul Manafort and Roger Stone to see him. But at least it’s a taste.