We thought we’d kick things off with one of Rob Reiner’s “Mueller Time!” tweets, but either Twitter’s search engine is acting up again or Reiner has scrubbed Robert Mueller from his timeline. In The Hill, Brett Samuels writes that the Mueller report was a “disappointment” for Democrats, who are now hoping Attorney General Merrick Garland steps up and holds Donald Trump accountable … for something.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 30, 2022
“I think all eyes are on Garland in the same way as they were on Mueller, with the major difference, of course, that Mueller had no power to criminally prosecute,” said Eli Merritt, an author and political historian at Vanderbilt University.
Another key difference between the Mueller special counsel probe and the ongoing Justice Department investigation, experts said, is how public the evidence in the Jan. 6 probe is compared to the 2016 Russia investigation.
“I think there’s no doubt that the evidence and testimony that’s been presented by the committee has increased the appetite for the public for accountability and for prosecutions. We’ve seen a steady increase in interest,” said Brad Woodhouse, president of the Defend Democracy Project.
We’ve already seen a ton of tweets from Democrats who are thankful Garland never did get that Supreme Court seat, seeing how ineffective he’s been as attorney general. Will Democrats finally get their wish? We hear the walls are closing in.
They hope this 1000th time will be the charm lol
— Mike Cowsert (@Mike_TheVendor) July 30, 2022
It seems to me that if you’re a Democrat these days, you need to get used to disappointment. pic.twitter.com/FD1ASfnWKl
— Garland Agonistes (@BernieKram) July 30, 2022
— DriveByGeek (@drivebygeek) July 30, 2022
Accountable for what?
— AdamInHTownTX (Not a Biologist) (@AdamInHTownTX) July 30, 2022
For the crime of…………..
— Unconquerable Soul 🚨 (@InvictusUSA1) July 30, 2022
Don’t put stock in it
— Nick (@NickSassi) July 30, 2022
You DO realize that prosecuting people over politics is pretty much one definition of tyranny?
— DavidStrom (@DavidStrom) July 30, 2022
Dems are petrified of a real trial on this matter, with actual cross examinations and counter testimony. Won’t happen.
— Be Reasonable (@BlogofReason) July 30, 2022
You mean the DOJ is being used as a partisan weapon?
— Springer Spaniels Rock (@Maverick5428) July 30, 2022
Are they going to make up some more stuff?
— Batery powered angle grinder. (@FreedomGuuns) July 30, 2022
Lol. Never let libs forget how they worshipped that decrepit spook. It’s Mueller Time! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/fshfUPSPAC
— RealMofongo (@MofongoReal) July 30, 2022
That’s a real illustration of “Robert Moral” from the Krassenstein brothers’ book.
Nothing says ‘democracy’ like locking up the leader of the opposition who is leading in the polls.
Democrats are acting like Putin.
— Víctor (@raqrockyjones) July 30, 2022
So this is this revenge for not committing a crime in 2016-17?
— Political Science Denier (@AckTeacher) July 30, 2022
Just think guys…. If it don’t work, they gonna try again. Same news cycle different context in 2 more years. How about leave the man alone.
— Mike n Ike (@MJG3rd) July 30, 2022
Trump broke the [D] party and their supporters permanently.
— 🇺🇸ULTRAFlorida🇺🇸 (@ChrisFontana7) July 30, 2022
The media has to be cautious to run hit pieces on both Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, as it could go either way.
Attorney General Merrick Garland notes that five police officers who responded to the Capitol riot have *since* lost their lives https://t.co/lZYErVYFG8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 6, 2022