Mueller took the stand. He spent hours fielding questions from Representatives. Once all of the smoke cleared, we were mostly left underwhelmed.
Just as he promised in a press conference, his testimony didn’t deviate from the report. In fact, he clearly stated, multiple times, that President Trump did not collude with Russia and his investigation was not obstructed or impeded in any way. Anyone and everyone should be satisfied with that.
Still, in the midst of all of the boring rehashing of the report, we did end up with one new revelation, and it’s a pretty big deal.
The Big Reveal at the Mueller Hearing
The Democrats advertised that this hearing would have bombshells. They ended up being right — just not in the way anyone imagined. Out of all that was discussed in the over-four-hour hearing, the biggest revelation by far was that Robert Mueller did not write his notorious report.
Now, that wasn’t explicitly stated, but it’s obvious to anyone who watched the hearing. In fact, this might be the first time the left and right have agreed on something since 2015.
Throughout the questioning, Mueller seemed confused, and he knew virtually nothing about the investigation off the top of his head. He didn’t recognize the name Fusion GPS (the company who hired Christopher Steele). He doesn’t know who key witnesses were.
The only questions he could answer without stuttering and flipping through the pages were when he was asked about recommending prosecution. You can watch a highlight reel of the hearing, and it’s painfully obvious that Mueller is largely ignorant of his report — to a point that isn’t possible if he actually wrote it.
This brings up some important questions. If he didn’t write the report, what did Mueller actually do? More importantly, who did put the report together?
The Ghost Writers
If Mueller didn’t write it, obviously other members of his team had to do the work he didn’t. The problem is that his team had known problems of bias throughout the investigation. Six of his lawyers made the maximum legal donation to Hillary’s campaign in 2016. Let’s look at the more infamous of these six.
Andrew Weissmann was Mueller’s right-hand man on this whole thing. Most people suspect that he was the true mastermind of the report, and that would make a lot of sense. When he has been questioned, he has answers ready to go. Maybe that’s because he’s good at preparation. More likely, it’s because he put the report together.
Here’s what you need to know about Weissmann. He’s been a close personal friend of the Clintons for a long time. He was at Hillary’s campaign party on election night of 2016. Also, he’s among the many members of Mueller’s team whose leaked communications revealed a disturbing anti-Trump bias.
Next up we have Aaron Zebley. You probably never heard of him before the Mueller probe, but this name might be familiar now. He was a key investigator, and he used to be one of Hillary Clinton’s lawyers. In fact, he was the head of the defense for Hillary’s staff members who destroyed evidence during her email investigation.
That’s right. One of the lead investigators against Trump helped Hillary get away with a slew of crimes. There’s no way this could go wrong.
Hillary’s own personal attorney, Jeannie Rhee, was also a member of Mueller’s investigative team. Rhee represented Hillary Clinton in the lawsuit over her private emails. She also represented the Clinton Foundation in a civil racketeering case. Rhee donated over $5,000 to Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016. So yea, not like she was going to find anything that exonerated the man who beat her bestie in 2016.
Lastly, we’re going to mention Peter Strzok. Now, he was fired from the probe a while ago because of his conversations about how he was going to “get Trump.” The reason he’s being mentioned is because he was one of the people who turned the Fusion GPS research into legal evidence. He’s a huge part of why the investigation even happened, and it’s clear that he was determined to make this a political hit from the start. While he was fired, none of his work was scrubbed from the report.
These are just the clearest examples. The crux of the matter is that Mueller’s entire team was comprised of bias Trump haters. And, when you think about that, the framing of the report makes sense. They couldn’t find any evidence of criminal activity, so they spent 450 pages trying to make President Trump look bad. Mueller was supposed to be the voice of reason and oversight on this investigation. Now, we know that he didn’t do that job at all.
Here’s the ironic twist. This is actually a good revelation. If unhinged never-Trumpers couldn’t find any real dirt after such an exhaustive investigation, then we know that our President really is clean.