If you’re a Hollywood lefty hoping for the total annihilation of President Donald Trump, then Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday was your day of vindication — well it was supposed to be anyways.
Wednesday’s Mueller testimony was supposed to be the event of the century for celeb TDS sufferers. Hell The Hollywood Reporter made a headline out of MSNBC pundit Ari Melber’s quote that it was to be “The Superbowl of TV Hearings.” On the occasion, however, the Superbowl is overhyped and dismally underwhelming. The hearing was marked by Mueller’s lack of insight on the details of his own investigation and offered nothing new since the release of the Mueller Report.
As a result famous supporters tripped over themselves to save face, hearing what they wanted to and arguing semantics that this hearing was definite proof of Presidential wrongdoing. Others, like Michael Moore agreed with the majority of conservative pundits who claimed Mueller seemed unprepared and lethargic during questioning.
Moore lashed out, blasting Mueller on Twitter as a “frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions.” He then ravaged Democrat leaders, claiming, “All you pundits and moderates and lame Dems who told the public to put their faith in the esteemed Robert Mueller — just STFU from now on.” He’s a nice man.
Moore insisted that the President is still in trouble via Mueller’s 400 plus-page document (can’t win ‘em all) but as he often does, insisted that Trump’s evil genius is unstoppable. He tweeted,“Trump must be gloating in ecstasy. Not because of the failure that is Robert Mueller — his Report is still a damning document of crimes by Trump—but because Trump understands the power of the visual, and he understands that the Dems aren’t street fighters.” Yes, Dems looked bad today, and it was obvious enough that even the wokest of the party’s devotees saw the writing on the wall.
On the other hand, Rob Reiner tweeted from on high once again about undeniable impeachable-ness. The actor wrote, “There is absolutely no question: The President of the United States Obstructed Justice. Numerous times. Mueller felt constrained by DOJ rules from drawing that conclusion.” Though it’s easy to imagine him pleading with the TV as he added, “So, tell US! POTUS is a Criminal!”
Will & Grace starlet Debra Messing tried to rationalize Mueller’s dismal performance by tweeting, “There’s a difference between EXCITING and IMPORTANT. Some important things are not exciting. The President of the United States committed a felony.” I don’t know Debra, maybe it wasn’t exciting because it wasn’t important?
Author Stephen King defended Mueller, tweeting, “The Republican excoriation of Robert Mueller, who has been over backward to be fair-minded and thorough, is one large reason why so many fundamentally decent men and women now eschew public service.” Not that a fake Russian witch hunt would be any deterrent either, eh?