President Donald Trump, who said he wouldn’t be watching Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday, appears to be watching Mueller’s testimony anyway. While tweeting.
Trump shared a quote from Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Twitter while apparently watching the network’s live coverage of the highly anticipated hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Wallace — an occasional target of Trump’s rare Fox News criticism in the past — called Mueller’s sparse testimony a “disaster” for Democrats and the reputation of the former special counsel.
"I think this has been a disaster for the Democrats, and I think it's been a disaster for the reputation of Robert Mueller," Wallace said.
“He has been attacked a number of times and you would think that almost anybody else would have defended his own integrity, and the integrity of the investigation,” he continued. “Over and over Mueller just sits silent and allows the attacks from the Republicans to sweep over him and says nothing.”
If Trump’s watching, he also likely knows at this point that Mueller has specifically said the president wasn’t exonerated by the Special Counsel’s investigation into whether he obstructed justice.
Before the hearing even began, Trump was rage-tweeting into Tuesday night saying he was a “very innocent president.” He then kicked off the morning with a classic: “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”
Cover: US President Donald Trump speaks to the press while walking to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House July 19, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)