Robert Mueller’s testimony didn’t just destroy the impeachment fantasy. It also seems to have broken the persnickety pre-teen tweeter Ted Lieu. Lieu has gone full-blown conspiracy theorist.
Ted thought he scored a direct hit on Donald Trump Wednesday when he asked the easily confused Robert Mueller if the reason they didn’t indict Donald Trump is because you cannot indict a sitting President.
The easily confused Mueller answered “That’s correct.”
What I couldn’t figure out at the time was if Mueller’s “That’s correct” referred to the fact that you can’t indict a sitting President or if that’s the reason he didn’t indict President Trump specifically.
It was exactly clear given what we know of the Mueller Report.
But no matter. Ted had his honey of a talking point and he ran with it.
This PROVES that Donald Trump is a felon and the only reason Mueller didn’t recommend indictment is because he is a sitting President! We have a felon in the White House!!!!!
Ted was so proud of the fact that he was the one who nailed Trump to the wall that he pinned that exchange to his Twitter timeline.
But in the afternoon hearing with the “Intelligence” Committee, Mueller clarified his answer to Lieu — explaining that this was not why they didn’t recommend any legal action against President Trump.
“I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said, and I quote, ‘you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.’ That is not the correct way to say it. As we say in the report, and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”
What a blow to Twitter Teen Teddy.
So flummoxed was he that Mueller took away his totally righteous moment, that Lieu went full-blown conspiracy theorist.
Ted appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s program on CNN and actually said this:
“I don’t know who got to him, I don’t know who talked to him, but that was very odd.”
What a clown.
Mueller was easily confused by the simplest questions Wednesday. Add to that the fact that he clearly does not know the contents of his own eponymous report, and it didn’t surprise me at all that Mueller stumbled in his answer.
If I had to guess, I’d say during the break his staff pointed out to him what it says in the report. The easily confused Mueller realized he misspoke, so he clarified his statement.
Yes, it is true that a sitting President can’t be indicted.
But that has nothing to do with the determination made by the office of the Special Counsel.
Very logical assumption, wouldn’t you say?
But not for Conspiracy Theorist Ted. Nope. Someone must have “got to him.”
Ted is just pissed because he thought he hit pay dirt with his question. He was ecstatic that he was going to be the one who “took this president down” with his totally righteous line of questioning.
And, as is usually the case with Colonel Jump-the-Gun, he was instantly proven wrong.
Rather than simply accept the fact that Mueller didn’t hand him a win, Ted transforms into a conspiracy theorist — like he’s a character in an episode of “24.”
I keep telling you, the House Democrats are not serious people.
They’re so steeped in Trump Derangement they would rather concoct wild conspiracy theories than just accept the fact that RussiaGate was a fraud, the President didn’t do anything wrong, and all their impeachment dreams are dead.
Hat tip The Daily Caller.
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