I will say at the outset that I have never believed the accusations of Russian collusion the Democrats have been trying to prove on President Trump for the last three years, and I had no expectations that Robert Mueller’s testimony before congressional committees would do anything to change my mind in the least.
But I was, however, expecting a vigorous, well put together rehash of the information contained in the report that bears his name, an ordered and well-prepared presentation that would leave enough loose threads for the Democrats, who were foaming at the mouth in apprehension of his appearance, to get their teeth on in their never-ending effort to extend the hearings into the next presidential election.
I was looking for a dignified, well spoken, battle-hardened “old hand” approach by Mueller which would exude confidence and command the kind of respect that would make any Interrogator think twice about their line and manner of questioning, lest they would be made to look a fool in the eyes of the nation by this man the media and the Democrats touted as a paragon of virtue, irreproachable hero of justice who would at last provide the path to impeachment they so desperately sought.
They expected him to salt his testimony with innuendo and subtle signals that he considered the president to be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and give credence to their fevered attempt to unseat a duly elected president.
What they, and the rest of the nation, got was an unprepared, out of sync, obviously ill at ease lawyer who seemed burnt out on the whole process, dependent on an assistant and seemingly unfamiliar with what he had “written,” literally to the point that it makes one wonder how much he actually had to do with the document and how much hands-on involvement he had in the operation.
Mueller seemed disjointed, removed and tenuous, contradicting himself and fumbling over his responses, deflecting and refusing to answer inquiries that seemed rather trivial in the overall objectivity of the investigation.
To think that this will probably be the thing most remembered about this man who has devoted his life to public service, served in the Marine Corps, head of the FBI, and many other prestigious undertakings, it seems a shame and, in a sense, unfair.
He didn’t want to testify. He made that perfectly clear – that he would only divulge information already contained in the report and that he felt he had nothing left to add. He wanted to be left alone.
But personal concerns and human compassion are in short supply on Capitol Hill, and Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler cared for neither Mueller’s feelings nor the way the public would perceive him. And to their shame, they insisted that he appear. As long as there was the remotest possibility he would say something that would further their obsessive political ambitions, they would demand that he make an appearance, health and peace of mind be damned.
So, what did they achieve?
They made the public even more sick of this farce, and, even though they will continue with the subpoenas, investigations and forcing people to testify before their committees, they have shown the country their true colors, their unbridled malice and hate and the absolute fact they’d rather pursue their own obsessions than to take care of the mountain of needs this hurting nation has.
I can’t, and would never attempt to, speak for anybody else but myself, but I am so sick of not just what Nadler and Schiff are doing but the ridiculous antics of the “Odd Squad,” the showboats in Congress who know their impeachment efforts will fail but continue just to keep their faces before the TV cameras, and all the rest of the self-important buffoons who pollute and subvert our political system.
If America is ever given a national enema, the nozzle should be inserted in DC.
What do you think?
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— Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.