[Ed. – There are still those among us — like this poor schmuck — who refuse to admit when they’re beat.]
The House Republicans just couldn’t resist a rant.
They had been hammering Robert Mueller from afar for the better part of two years, accusing the former special counsel of politically motivated bias, of “a witch hunt,” of needlessly dragging President Donald Trump through the mud despite deciding not to charge him with a crime. And for more than three hours this morning, GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee finally had Mueller sitting before them, with the same opportunity as Democrats to elicit answers that would bolster the arguments they’ve been making for months.
They came close, but they missed — choosing to punctuate their limited question time with the pontificating of a politician rather than the pointed, well-crafted queries of a prosecutor.
Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas, a Republican who addressed Mueller early in today’s hearing, raised a key decision the special counsel made when writing his 448-page report that left him open to criticism. …