What I saw yesterday (I managed the morning hearings intact, but the dog walk brought me back to the afternoon hearing about half way through), was an old man, probably hard of hearing, a little slow on the comprehension of questions, and with little command of the report he had nominally written. It certainly added weight to the charge that he was not really the person in charge of the investigation, and he admitted that "day to day" running of the team fell largely on his aide-de-camp Aaron Zebley, he who had defended the Clinton aide who destroyed computers and cell phones. He relied heavily on the "not in my purview" dodge, using it to deflect any questions regarding the origin of the investigation from Republicans, and agreed generally with any Democrat who read portions of his testimony damning to Trump, but, I think pointedly, declined to read passages himself, to avoid giving them soundbites for their campaign ads. His only really animated moments were when he defended his team from charges of bias. He didn't ask if they were Democrats when they hired him. He already knew. He also refused to be drawn into an conclusions about obstruction of justice charges. Democrats tried particularly hard in the case of McGahn allegedly being told to fire Mueller, perhaps an attempt to bait him into life.
Just A few links . . .
Mueller Hearing a Democrat Debacle : The Other McCain
Ace of Spades HQ Mueller: "I'm not prepared to have a legal discussion"
Ace of Spades HQ And Now... The Downfall Parody, the Mueller Front (Man) Edition
Ace of Spades HQ Mueller Panel 2 Round 2; When Mueller Is Asked Directly If His Office Leaked the Timing of the FBI Black-Ops Raid on Roger Stone, Mueller Answers "I can't speak to that"
Ratcliffe to Mueller: Who said it was your job to declare non-exonerations? Update: Mueller "not familiar" with Fusion GPS?
Jordan to Mueller: Why wasn't Joseph Mifsud charged with obstruction?
Welcome to ... Mueller-Zebley hearing day? Update: Mueller says no revisiting obstruction decisions
Chris Wallace: Mueller Hearing Is 'a Disaster' for Democrats and Mueller
NBC's Chuck Todd on Mueller Hearing: 'Narrative Nightmares for Democrats' | Breitbart
ABC's Moran: 'Impeachment's Over' | Breitbart
David Axelrod: Robert Mueller Not as “Sharp” as He Used to Be
Robert Mueller's day of disappointments for Democrats
Robert Mueller Says No Obstruction: He Was Not Hindered
Senior Democrat: Mueller is ‘losing his faculties' | Spectator USA
Mueller Testimony: How Bill Barr Outplayed Robert Mueller - Bloomberg
Chris Wallace: Mueller Hearing Has Been A "Disaster" For Democrats, Reputation Of Robert Mueller | Video | RealClearPolitics
Gohmert Blasts Mueller: 'Strzok Hated Trump, You Didn’t Know That?'
Turley on Mueller Testimony: 'The Most Newsy Thing That Came Out' Was That Rep. Lesko Can Get Cheap Cable | Breitbart
Robert Mueller: Democrats' Collusion with Russia 'Outside My Purview'
Robert Mueller: James Comey and I Were Friends
Robert Mueller Caught Contradicting His Report in Testimony to Congress | Breitbart
Ratcliffe Slams Mueller for Violating Trump's Presumption of Innocence
Matt Drudge on 'Dazed' Mueller: 'Drug Test Everyone in Washington!'
74% of College Students Believe Trump Should Face a Second Mueller Investigation | Breitbart
Mueller: Trump Could Be Charged with Obstruction of Justice After Leaving Office | Breitbart
Robert Mueller Was Not Interested in Serving as the Democrats’ Performing Monkey, and It Showed – Reason.com
WOMP WOMP! CNN panelists agree House Dems’ attempts to take down Trump have been a ‘wall-to-wall failure’ – twitchy.com
Trey Gowdy: The person who learned the most about the Mueller report today was Bob Mueller | Fox News Video
POLITICO on Twitter: "This exchange between Rep. Steve Chabot and Robert Mueller raised eyebrows in our live chat. “If Mueller doesn't know who Fusion GPS is, this could be a long hearing,” said reporter @joshgerstein. Live analysis: https://t.co/7S5ElYTkj8… https://t.co/3AxiRNqjfQ"
Mueller’s greatest failing is Trump’s greatest triumph - The Washington Post
‘A lack of urgency’: Democrats frustrated as House investigators struggle to unearth major revelations about Trump - The Washington Post
Mueller answers Trump taunts in testimony unlikely to change the political dynamic - The Washington Post
On Mueller’s final day on the national stage, a halting, faltering performance - The Washington Post
Democrats are now left with one option to end Trump’s presidency: The 2020 election - The Washington Post
The real bombshell in Mueller’s testimony wasn’t about impeaching Trump - The Washington Post
The Mueller bombshell that wasn’t - The Washington Post
So this is why Mueller didn’t want to testify - The Washington Post
Todd calls Mueller hearing an optics disaster for Democrats | TheHill
Ken Starr: Mueller has done a 'grave disservice to our country' | Fox News Video
The painful, pointless testimony of Robert S. Mueller III | Spectator USA
CNN Throws In the Towel, Calls the Mueller Hearing for Trump
Mueller's stumbling responses during blockbuster hearing leave social media concerned | Daily Mail Online
Twitter Mocks Robert Mueller For Not Knowing Fusion GPS
Mark Meadows on Twitter: "Wow from @RepArmstrongND. “When did you learn one of your top attorneys, Andrew Weissmann, attended Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election night party?” Mueller: “I’m not sure.” Armstrong: “Isn’t that a conflict of interest?” Mueller: “I’m not going to answer that.”"
Laurence Tribe on Twitter: "Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced."
Ace of Spades HQ Reactions to Rip Van Mueller's Selectively-Amnesiac "Testimony"
JustOneMinute: Mueller Time!
These Questions for Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never the Answer | The Nation
Mueller “was not about finding the truth” | Catallaxy Files
EBL: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66: Fool On The Hill
Mueller Time: Former Special Counsel Testifies About Trump, Russia Investigation - Live BlogOops! Jeffries attempt to "indict" Trump backfires
Nancy Pelosi Releases “Mueller Blitz” Designated Talking Points (Document pdf)… | The Last Refuge
As #MuellerHearings continue, Joe Scarborough seeks forgiveness ‘for ever being a Republican’ – twitchy.com
And there was even some Russiagate material not directly involved in the Mueller hearings:
Robert Mueller soon may be exposed as the 'magician of omission' on Russia | TheHill
Fox News to Air Fake Republican Group's Pro-Mueller Ad. | Human Events
Theo Spark: COMEY: Mother------ is only half-a-word.........from Rico
Michael Flynn’s former business partner Bijan Rafiekian convicted of illegal lobbying - The Washington Post
FISA Applications Reveal More Mysteries About Joseph Mifsud
Doug Ross @ Journal: Larwyn's Linx: On Eve of Testimony, James Comey Peddling Falsehoods with 'Questions' for Mueller
Revealed: It Looks Like Former FBI Chief Had A Spy Within The Trump White House
Trump sues to block House from getting his New York state tax returns - The Washington Post
The administration’s last-minute attempt to bully Mueller is offensive - The Washington Post
Trump says Constitution gives him power to ‘do whatever I want’ - The Washington Post
Thread by @Avery1776: "1/What are the odds of this charity partnering with Link campus to create a think tank that chooses Mifsud as its first director? @BenKTallm […]" #KhashoggiKoolAid
Republicans tune out Robert Mueller - POLITICO
In The Mailbox: 07.24.19 (Morning Edition) : The Other McCain
Comey's Cyber Spy in White House Stole Classified White House Material -- Is Now Working for CNN
The real foreign election collusion - Maggie's Farm
Nicolle Wallace: A Reporter Might Be Jailed During Trump's Second Term
Here we go: Dems heard months ago that Mueller might not be "up to" testifying, says Politico