Impeachment fanatic Dems in denial over Mueller testimony
It's becoming clear that the death of the dream of Mueller-the-white-knight slaying the Trump dragon has deranged the fanatics. Such is the passion of House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler that he misrepresented Robert Mueller's testimony in a press conference yesterday. When reality disappoints, some people enter a fantasy world, dealing with the death of their dream with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's first stage: denial.
Watch as Nadler, in a press conference, misrepresents the testimony, haltingly reading from a prepared text:
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony showed President Trump “repeatedly lied” and “obstructed justice” pic.twitter.com/rXvirEYdRV— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 26, 2019
Then watch what really happened (hat tip: Katie Pavlich).
Rep. Doug Collins: "At any time during the investigation, was your investigation curtailed or stopped or hindered?"— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 24, 2019
Robert Mueller: "No" https://t.co/Ez5AGbmRrg #MuellerHearings pic.twitter.com/X8i9PIAOIq
No indictment because of a lack of evidence (not DoJ guidelines on not indicting a president).
"We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime." - Mueller clarifies previous OLC memo statement https://t.co/EGINyEtL5a— VICE News (@vicenews) July 24, 2019
But it was Nadler's junior Democrat committee colleague, Rep. Ted Lieu (who represents Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and West L.A. — affluent, trendy left environs), who had the most pathetic reaction: someone got to Mueller to get him to "clarify" (i.e., repudiate) the words Lieu tried to put in his mouth in the morning hearing:
Rep. @tedlieu responds to Robert Mueller's clarification regarding guidance against indicting a President: “I don't know who got to him, I don’t know who talked to him, but that was very odd.” https://t.co/hKfyEFb7BC pic.twitter.com/kasLWHrjVu— CNN (@CNN) July 25, 2019
This is absolutely conspiracy theory nuttiness, in which evidence that contradicts the conspiracy theory becomes evidence that unseen sinister agents have operated.
Even Dan Balz of the Washington Post — no ally of Trump — sees that the fanatics are having trouble letting go:
Many Democrats long have considered Robert S. Mueller III a potential savior, as the agent of President Trump's eventual undoing. Wednesday's hearings on Capitol Hill probably shattered those illusions once and for all. If Democrats hope to end the Trump presidency, they will have to do so by defeating him at the ballot box in November 2020.
The fanatics need an intervention. They'll get one from the voters in November 2020.