1. Just saw @ericswalwell come in to listen. Great. Also saw @tedlieu mid-tweet.
Here we go. #DementiaDonald is losing it in a predictable yet enjoyable manner.
These hearings should precede impeachment. Here we go. #Mueller walks in.
Let Us Prey.
Well, maybe @RepJerryNadler is a reader :) he did call him “Director Mueller” and he did say the Judiciary Committee is willing to recommend impeachment. He didn’t use that word, but it’s what he said.
@RepDougCollins misstates the Report totally.
Narrator: the Border was not on fire. Narrator: @paulmanafort is in jail for conspiracy.
Mueller “including members of @mod_Russia”
Mueller qualifies that Barr made the report “largely” public. He adds Russia interfered in sweeping fashion. He immediately scotches “no collusion” and also scotches “no conspiracy, saying only “evidence not sufficient”.
That’s not the same as “no conspiracy” at all
Mueller basically says Bill Barr cannot decide Trump should not be charged “it remains OUR (SCO) decision”
As I have been reporting, this means Mueller’s finding was to preserve the right to criminally charge @realDonaldTrump with obstruction out of office. Mueller just laid waste to Barr saying “it falls to me” to decide. Told the Committee to disregard Barr.
MUELLER SAYS TRUMP IS FULL OF IT
And he did NOT REPORT “No obstruction”
Mueller just testified that Barr LIED when Barr said Mueller said he did not only declined to proceed because of the OLC opinion.
He said that IS THE ON,Y REASON he could not prosecute
I think I’m falling in love #MuellerHearing
I owe @DirkSchwenk an apology Mueller does think the OLC opinion says it is unconstitutional to prosecute a sitting President NOT that Mueller agrees with that; he COULD NOT have indicted the President BECAUSE OF THAT OPINION only
Stop gabbling @RepDougCollins
Collins making Mueller smile when asking if he is no longer Special Counsel
Mueller is too savvy for Collins
This is good from Collins, but of course Mueller scotched his basic point by saying the Report does not state NO CONSPIRACY or NO COLLUSION
Mueller says he established that Russia wanted to help Trump. Entirely scotches Bill Barr’s lies that this did not happen
Literally nobody has any idea what John Ratcliffe just said
John Ratcliffe is triggered and about to cry, somebody give him a Kleenex
Now she is getting going. Listing obstructive acts by Trump: Mueller says “yes” “yes” “yes”
Mueller is saying he COULD NOT indict Trump therefore, this is a Referral for Impeachment
Otherwise WHY INVESTIGATE SOMETHING HE CANNOT CHARGE - ASK THIS QUESTION, DEMS
Question: “Director Mueller, if the OLC opinion means you *could not have* charged Obstruction, and only Congress can by impeachment, ISN’T PART TWO OF YOUR REPORT A REFERRAL TO THIS COMMITTEE TO DECIDE ON IMPEACHMENT”
Please ASK THIS!
The Republicans are asking the right questions, because they are too dumb to know what they are asking, but Dems need to ask if the point was a referral to the JUDICIARY FOR IMPEACHMENT
- Bob Mueller is an older man. HE CANNOT HEAR YOU WHEN YOU GABBLE. DO NOT GABBLE. HE WILL HAVE TO WASTE TIME ASKING YOU TO REPEAT THE QUESTION
Don’t start your five minutes with speeches folks you will waste your time
Steve Cohen gets an answer he should follow up on - Mueller said he had to pass on personally knowing Trump threatened Sessions
Mueller takes a shot at Barr, the AG should work for America not Trump
Ken Starr spoke for Congress when he should not have; Mueller places it in Congress’s lap
is lying in #MuellerHearing. Fusion GPS did NOT produce the Steele Dossier. Only @OrbisIntl did this. VERY IMPORTANT. Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele are NOT THE SAME. Democrats should establish this if they can @AdamSchiff @tedlieu @ericswalwell @RepJerryNadler
Everybody try to talk slowly and clearly like @RepHankJohnson - Mueller has not had to ask him to repeat a question even once
Johnson establishing obstruction very very well in terms of McGahn and firing Mueller
Nadler laughing at the idiot who wants to introduce a hit piece to the record
LET HIM ANSWER YOU TOOL
Mueller contradicts this GOP clown; Strzok was already under investigation by @fbi inspector general
“I take your question” causes laughter. I think this must mean “noted” in Congress language
Mueller gives a rare smile to the question “why did @realDonaldTrump want to fire you”? “Can’t say”
scoring here - the President ordered you fired, interference and obstruction
Mueller tells GOP questioner he can’t slag off Bill Barr but his denials are not what she expected
“I can’t get into that” not what this GOP woman wants to hear when asked if Mueller had differences with Barr
Gym Jordan @Jim_Jordan kindly establishing that Australian Intelligence was the predicate of the inquiry
Can’t charge a dead man, Jim
Jim Jordan asking great questions FOR THE DEMOCRATS :) #MuellerHearing
Mueller saying that was not false “I don’t agree with your characterization (that Mifsud lied)”
Mueller said it’s “generally accurate” to say Trump asked McGhan to create a false record
Impeachment, right there!
Drunk @mattgaetz reading Bill Barr’s false testimony to an unimpressed Bob Mueller
I’ve said it before. I do not trust Glenn Simpson at all. He is not Chris Steele and he wrote no part of the Dossier
Another fantastic opening with ZERO WAFFLE by @RepJeffries who is wisely slowing his voice
doing the EXACT “relay race” I hoped they would do. Both thank him for his service
Look @RepTedLieu CRUSHING it as a prosecutor “nexus to an official proceeding” he is getting it all in Mueller is saying yes to everything
WOW @TedLieu best since @JerryNadler by far he clearly establishes Bill Barr lied to Congress - Mueller said that the OLC opinion was ***why*** he did not indict - Bill Barr lied and said that was NOT his reason. Mueller testified it WAS the reason
Mueller bemused by @tommcclintock’s utter nonsense about the troll factory
This is brilliant @RepRaskin is now on witness tampering. The Democrats are coordinating. It IS the “relay race” I said a successful Dem session would be. Multiple Dems end on “not above the law” “not above the law”
The #MuellerHearing smells like Impeachment Spirit to me
Nexus to a proceeding
Consciousness of guilt
Ends on “Nobody is above the law”
Mueller has laid “no conspiracy” “no collusion” to rest
yes, Bill Barr did lie. You have it, madam! Also, who exactly is “Mr. Miller”?
MUELLER IS CALLING OUT BARR I LOVE IT
@DebbieLesko is completely flummoxed stammering
you are a disgrace to JAG Corps and the United States military
helpfully getting us a hint that Mueller helped with a third FISA extension on @carterwpage
You can tell Republicans are failing as they testify rather than question and talk over Bob Mueller’s answers #MuellerHearing
is speaking clearly and is concentrating on the Treasonmeeting. Mueller’s hard no to answering about @DonaldJTrumpJr 5th amendment supports, IMO, my reporting that Don Jr is under sealed indictment :)
Thank you @RepDean for asking about Barr. It’s clear to me Mueller contradicts Barr and Barr did try to order him on findings. Better get Rosenstein in to impeach Barr too
UPDATE: @davidcicilline calling for impeachment hearings right now
UPDATE: my analysis here at the start borne out
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