Kellyanne Conway Feels Bad For ‘Feeble’ Mueller

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to the media on the White House driveway after a television interview, on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slapped special counsel Robert Mueller with a backhanded compliment on Thursday.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, she said she had a great deal of “compassion” for Mueller, while simultaneously calling the special counsel “feeble” and “clearly not conversant with the facts.”

“I feel like Bob Mueller may well have been used by the people around him to imbue this fake and ill-conceived investigation with credibility and legitimacy it wouldn’t have otherwise,” she said. “And I am first and foremost who I will always be, which is a daughter, a mother, and, of course, I feel great empathy and compassion for folks who, as some of these headlines suggest, may be feeble or not understanding some of the questions — asking them to be repeated, clearly not conversant with the facts and with his own report.”

She added that it was “unfortunate” that people — like her — were focusing on Mueller’s performance and not the “Mueller report and what is not there.”

“The people who are focused on the optics and the theatrics and the performance yesterday are missing the point, there was no substance,” she said. “The best actor in the world can’t perform if there’s no good script, if there’s no plot line, if there is no character development, if there’s no conclusion. People were relying too heavily on Bob Mueller, for years now, to deliver on what they had promised.”

Listen to the full interview below:

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  1. Listen to the full interview below:

    There is not enough money in the world …

  2. Uh, Kellyanne, how about Mueller and Trump take a walk around the block. Let’s see which one finishes that walk. Or maybe play 9 holes of golf with pullcarts (18 would be out of the question).

  3. I am not going to say much on this comments board…except to give my opinion that if this does not appreciably damage Trump’s image in the minds of non-Trumpers, I will be unpleasantly surprised.

    Just this morning, I asked my wife (who is quite a good judge of public opinion) how this would go with the (a) distasteful comportment of the GOP Congressmen yesterday and/or (b) something like this Conway stunt. She was of the opinion that the GOP has lost a great deal of respect for these things among non-Trumpers.

  4. Shouldn’t the “Talking Points” in Talking Points Memo include an equal number of Democratic ones, at least?

    You guys constantly roll out the Republican ones – so much so that the headlines read like a right-wing website sometimes.

  5. Just when I thought the bar couldn’t get much lower …
    Not that I’m surprised: it’s like not like they ever had more dragging their opponents down into the muck.

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