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Mueller’s Low Energy Performance

Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller reads from his report as he testifies before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Mueller told US lawmakers Wednesday that his report on Russia election interferenc... Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller reads from his report as he testifies before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Mueller told US lawmakers Wednesday that his report on Russia election interference does not exonerate US President Donald Trump, as the president has repeatedly asserted. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 24, 2019 10:35 am

This is a delicate matter. But one thing we’re seeing is that Robert Mueller is a good deal older than the last time he testified before Congress, which was six-plus years ago. He was then in his mid-late 60s and now in his mid-70s. That can be a big six years. I’m certainly not saying that he’s impaired in any way. He just seems older, a bit more fragile, slower. People who follow Washington politics closely remember a fairly different person. He seems tired.

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