The Democrats are playing a highly toxic game of “I know we haven’t got anything, but let’s see what smears we have will stick in the minds of most Americans as we head into election year”…
Dueling bombshells: Mueller wants to testify – in private; Trump orders declassification
There you have it. Have competing bombshells ever had quite so synergistic an effect?
MSNBC tried to make it a bombshell, at any rate, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller now wants to testify to Rep. Jerry Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee, a disclosure Nadler showed up to make on the Rachel Maddow show on Thursday evening.
Mueller wants to testify, but he wants to do it in private.
Nadler and Maddow had this helpful exchange:
Nadler: Mueller…uh, I think I can say at this point that he wants to testify in private.
Nadler: I don’t know why. I’m…it’s – he’s willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private…
Nadler suggested a few seconds later that Mueller “doesn’t want to be public in what some people would see as a political spectacle.” Uh-huh. One can see Mueller’s point.
Later in the discussion, Nadler emphasized his determination to force whatever witnesses Trump doesn’t want testifying to testify. Those witnesses, of course, are people whose activities were intensively scrutinized by Robert Mueller for 22 months without any indictments being brought. Mueller also catalogued exhaustively in his report a list of actions by or involving those people, none of which is indictable, and in fact virtually none of which he had any business including in the report, because they are not indictable.