Off To A Gallop

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July 24, 2019 9:15 a.m.

9:12 PM: Rep. Ratcliffe’s questioning struck me as very weak. It’s deep into the real distinctions between a conventional DOJ investigation and this special counsel investigation. But in practice, it’s yelling at Mueller for writing a report at all, or at least the entirety of volume 2.

9:18 PM: Seems the key theme for the Republicans so far is that being mad that Mueller wrote the obstruction portion of the Report. In Sensenbrenner’s case, he’s moving right ahead to arguing that since the President can’t be indicted he shouldn’t even be investigated.

9:24 PM: We’re seeing with Rep. Cohen (D-TN) the problems with having committee members do the questioning: no consistency or follow up.

9:28 PM: Again, Cohen’s questioning accomplished nothing. The obvious thing to do now would be to follow up on these impeachment questioning from the Republicans: did Mueller see it as within his purview to opine on what was impeachable?

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