Mueller's Congressional Testimony Lays an Egg
by Stephen Lendman
His 7-hour Wednesday Q & A spectacle was much ado about nothing.
Undemocratic Dems wanting grist for their rage to impeach Trump got nothing to make their case.
The charade was an embarrassment to the maestro of malign intent, unable to recall key material in his own report, coming across as forgetful, confused, shaky, and more senile than special.
He was appointed despite clear conflicts of interest that should have automatically disqualified him but didn't - dark forces involved wanting him used as an anti-Trump/anti-Russia fifth column.
His congressional testimony should have, but surely won't, end the most shameful political chapter in US history since the McCarthy era communist witch hunts, finding nary a one.
McCarthyism became synonymous with baseless slander, unscrupulous fear-mongering, and political lynchings.
He paled in comparison with today's extremist cast of hundreds infesting Washington, amounting to a collective lynch mob, supported by press agent media, having long ago abandoned what journalism the way it should be is all about.
Modern-day Russophobia is far more threatening to world peace, as well as to free and open US-led Western societies than events during the Cold War era.
Mueller's near-two year Russiagate probe was a colossal hoax, what never should have been initiated in the first place.
It was and remains all about delegitimizing Trump for the wrong reasons, ignoring the right ones.
It's also about malign Russia bashing because of its sovereign independence, opposition to Washington's imperial agenda, its aim for multi-world polarity, and status as the world's dominant military power, its super-weapons exceeding the Pentagon's best, developed at a small fraction of the cost.
Endless months of House, Senate, and Mueller probes found no evidence of Trump team/Russia collusion, no obstruction of justice.
An earlier article explained the following:
Sacked Peter Strzok led Mueller's witch hunt Russiagate investigation for the FBI. Text messages between him and former senior agency lawyer Lisa Page showed anti-Trump bias for the wrong reasons.
According to the UK Daily Mail, the Hill, Fox News, and other media, Page admitted in earlier closed-door House Judiciary and Oversight Committees testimony that no evidence suggested Trump team/Russia collusion before Mueller's appointment as special counsel — showing he never should have been appointed.
On May 18, 2017, the day after Mueller's appointment as special counsel, Strzok text-messaged Page saying:
"(Y)ou and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely I'd be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there's no big there there."
In his January 2017 Department of Justice (DOJ) report, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz called FBI and DOJ actions dysfunctional and unaccountable.
He said the Russiagate probe "potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations."
At the time, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said "(t)he IG report has destroyed the credibility of the Department of Justice and the FBI."
Exposure of their malfeasance should have ended Russiagate probes straightaway but they continued — the fallout virtually sure to go on as long as Trump remains president, and I stress:
His highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, more wars by other means, other serious wrongdoing, dereliction of duty, dismissiveness toward ordinary people everywhere, and possible march to a potentially catastrophic war on Iran if launched are ignored or glossed over.
Mueller's nationally televised Wednesday spectacle before House Judiciary and Intelligence committees exposed him as absented-minded shaky bubbler, unable to remember key parts of his report, along with time and again saying:
"I can't answer that question…I'm not going to get into that…"That's outside my purview."
He barely stopped short of claiming his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. His spectacle also suggested he didn't read and understand material in the report bearing his name.
Judicial Watch slammed his Wednesday spectacle, saying the following:
"The corruptly formed and constitutionally abusive Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie of Trump-Russia collusion."
"Nonetheless, Mr. Muller attempted today to smear President Trump with obstruction of justice innuendo despite concluding that no such charges could be credibly sustained."
"Frankly, Mueller never had a valid basis upon which to investigate President Trump for obstruction of justice."
"Let's be clear, neither Mueller, the Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, nor the Deep State ever had a good-faith basis to pursue President Trump on Russia collusion."
"Russia collusion wasn't just a hoax, it is a criminal abuse of President Trump, which is why Judicial Watch has fought and will continue to fight for Russiagate and Mueller special counsel abuse documents in federal court."
Yesterday's day-long unspectacular spectacle laid an egg, discrediting Mueller and his witch hunt more than already.
It proved once again that the probe never should have been initiated, revealing him as a doddering bumbler bordering on senility.
It's more evidence of a nation off the rails, threatening everyone everywhere, its ruling authorities serving privileged interests exclusively at the expense of ordinary people, ill-served and exploited.