After Mueller's Testimony: What Now?
I wonder just how many average Americans actually read all or even some of the report. Probably not many. At best, some may have sections, while others just watched Mueller's testimony on TV.
The Democrats were hoping that Mueller would venture outside the four corners of his detailed report regarding the findings after two years. He did not. He simply agreed to agree what was written in the report when questions were asked, or, simply said he could not discuss the matter. The Democrats were praying Mueller would just come out and say:
- Trump would have been prosecuted for a crime had he not been president
- Trump did collude with the Russians by his inaction because it helped him
- Trump could not have got his Trump tower Moscow without Putin's blessing
- Trump did commit obstruction
- Trump should be prosecuted after he is no longer president
Instead, he danced around all the issues and simply stumbled around like the 75-year old man he is. At times, he seemed to have no clue about what was in report or had a touch of mental fatigue. He was NOT the witness the Democrats had hoped for. At the end of the day, it was of little help and Trump boasted the same BS he always does about Mueller, fake news, witch hunt, etc. The Republicans did their best to attack the report by attacking the issues Mueller did not investigate, making it look like Mueller was truly a Democrat proxy.
The Democrats did, however, create enough narrative that shows that Mueller does think Trump was a consistent liar, attempted to interfere with investigation in numerous ways, Russian interference is happening now and then, made threats in order to get his way, prosecuted many of Trump's inner circle, obstructed in ways that are unethical, if not, criminal.
None of this was not known before. So, more no bite regarding this investigation, and the public not interested in impeachment enough, the Democrats must remove Trump in 2020. That is the only way now. If a Democratic impeachment inquiry occurs, perhaps, more things will come out into public view to change opinions, or maybe it will show nothing more. More of the same.
In the end, Mueller did nothing to help the Democrats. No opinions changed about Trump. It does seem like the Democrats have tarnished themselves even more now, even though, Trump did commit the crime of obstruction a few times. But, this is not enough for the American public to chant impeachment.
Let's move on. Dump Trump in 2020. You can't get blood from a turnip.