Drunkblogging the Mueller Hearing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller grimaces.

If former Special Counselor Robert Mueller trying to avoid saying much of anything while being questioned by some of the most duplicitous people in the world is your idea of Must-See TV, then you’re probably already tuned into MSNBC. And may the Lord have mercy on your brain.

On the other hand, if you’d rather just follow along online with a coffee or (better yet) a Bloody Mary, then you’ve come to the right place.

House antics to follow shortly. Bloody Mary recipe to follow almost immediately.

Welcome to a very special midweek early morning drunkblog.*

*Open bar, professional drinker. Try this at home.

And that was the total a half hour ago.

“I’m not going to get into that.”

Mueller’s stock answer to any of Roby’s questions about how his investigation handled various, sometimes questionable, matters internally.

Also from the comments: “Watching his answers to Nadler and then Collins, it’s obvious that he knew Nadler’s questions in advance. Nadler went fast and Mueller answered quickly and easily. When Collins questioned him, he needed the questions repeated and stuttered around on the answers.”

Make of that what you will.

JD in the comments: “Stephen, there will be talk that Mueller was not up to task and the investigation was therefore incomplete. A new investigation will be called for.”


Rep Ted Deutsch wants to know why it isn’t a bigger scandal that Trump didn’t get Mueller fired.

I have no words.

This is like me begging forgiveness for being sober and going to be too early.

Rep Crenshaw for the win.

Off topic, but when Crenshaw made national news after that SNL star made fun of his eyepatch, my wife asked, “Do you think maybe you could wear an eyepatch like that?”


That is how this works.

A reminder from our own Liz Sheld:

There was a last minute surprise from Mueller, a request to have a wet nurse present and sitting next to him during the hearings. The wet nurse is one Aaron Zebley, who you might remember was the attorney for the Hillary Clinton IT guy who set up the illegal basement server and smashed up Hillary’s Blackberry phones. Why was this guy on Mueller’s team since it seems like he has some very real conflicts of interest? Nevermind.

Louie Gohmert shouting at a confused old man might end up MSNBC’s big thing, failing any real fireworks.

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