Robert Mueller's dual Wednesday testimonies were, by most accounts, a total disaster for Democrats hoping to bolster the case for impeaching President Trump.
Not only were there no smoking guns, Mueller's stumbling, fumbling, confused performance alone was a massive backfire for Democrats looking to spotlight the former FBI Director - whose 'stellar reputation' as a career public servant melted away to reveal a befuddled old man who was clearly unfamiliar with his own report.
"Robert Mueller literally just said he wasn't familiar with Fusion GPS. My Lord. My Lord."
- Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 24, 2019
Don't take our word for it. Filmmaker Michael Moore perfectly captures the somber tone amongst Democrats panning Mueller's Wednesday performance.
"frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions...I said it in 2017 and Mueller confirmed it today," tweeted Moore, adding "All you pundits and moderates and lame Dems who told the public to put their faith in the esteemed Robert Mueller - just STFU from now on."
"Trump must be gloating in ecstasy. Not because of the failure that is Robert Mueller - his Report is still a damning document of crimes by Trump-but because Trump understands the power of the visual, and he understands that the Dems aren't street fighters and that's why he'll win."
- Michael Moore
Moore was joined by the likes of Chuck Todd, Michael Isikoff, and NeverTrumper Bill Kristol.
"On optics, this was a disaster," tweeted Todd.
"Impeachment's over," said ANC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran.
CNN's Oliver Darcey tweeted "Seems pretty clear at this point that Mueller is not the best spokesperson for his own report."
Yahoo News' resident deep state conduit Michael Isikoff even agreed, "Mueller seems increasingly befuddled."
White House counsel Jay Sekulow sums it up:
"As hard as they tried, were unable to establish either obstruction, conspiracy, or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It is also clear that the Special Counsel conducted his two-year investigation unimpeded.
The American people understand that this issue is over. They also understand that the case is closed."
- Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) July 24, 2019