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OftenBen  ·  56 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 24, 2019

Mueller is testifying.

I'm watching.

I'd probably be better off not watching.

But I need to be able to look the next generation in the eye and tell them that I at least tried to stay informed as our democracy passed away.

I hope that those that come after will judge us mercifully.

mk  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I believe that someone once told Mueller "Don't be a hero", and he took it to heart.

kleinbl00  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Twitterverse is of the opinion that the seven ongoing counterintelligence investigations have a lot of sticky bits that poke into Mueller territory and that public disclosure will have negative consequences.

Of course, those counterintelligence investigations could simply be big rolled up balls of none-of-your-goddamn-business to keep Mueller from testifying.

OftenBen  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This appears correct.

I'm trying to imagine the life experiences that would take a combat veteran willing to risk life and limb for his country and turn him into this.

mk  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He might have skeletons. His care in referring only to the report gives me the impression that he is sticking to a path that isn't his own. It's pretty clear that he doesn't want to express any opinion or interpretation that cannot be plainly found in the report.

kingmudsy  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad I'm not the only one thinking this

ilex  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He has a lot of work in the investigation, and I'm sure he would like to see something practical result from it. Given how politically difficult prosecuting a sitting president seems to be, making sure to do everything exactly by the book seems like a good tactic to avoid making a misstep that discredits the entire investigation.

kingmudsy  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This testimony is as spicy as a bowl of oats.

kingmudsy  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm checking live updates periodically at work. I have other things to do, but this feels like something I need to watch.