Special prosecutors: they're just like us!
It's one of the world's unyielding laws, as immutable as the rising of the sun: eventually, your laptop is going to be on some trickery. And as the internet learned this week, even the full force of the American Justice Department is powerless to alter this particular law of the universe.
Which is why an otherwise ordinary day at a D.C. Apple Store took a wild turn as the shop played host to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Social media user @megpianta spotted Mueller and his wife at Apple's Georgetown location, seated at a table with an Apple technician. She snapped a photo and posted it to her Instagram story with the caption, "Give this man ALL the Genius Bar support he needs, pls." Yes please! In fact I volunteer my own Apple Care subscription as tribute!
text from a friend - looks like even robert mueller needs technology help https://t.co/F4UG47kO9l— kelly cohen (@kelly cohen)1537994313.0
He does look rather distressed, doesn't he? As does Mrs. Mueller. And doesn't the Apple tech appear to be almost bracing himself? I'm concerned. And also triggered: I once dumped an entire 32 oz Chipotle cup of water directly into my MacBook's keyboard, and I have frankly never been the same. It was a work computer and my comma and 9 keys never worked properly ever again and it was a whole thing. Also every time Apple updates OS or iOS I get locked out of my Apple account and so none of my iMessages work for like 15 entire minutes and it is so stressful because then I get behind in all my group chats and other people beat me to the best emojis and what if that's what's happening to Mueller except with extremely urgent TrumpRussia texts I am getting very emotional!!!
Anyway, we'll never know what the Muellers' situation was (assuming national security is maintained as it should be anyway) but Twitter was at the ready with potential explanations, with hilarious results!
@wexler @politiCOHEN_ 'So, my friend Rod needs a new computer. He has to give up his work laptop soon. What do you suggest?'— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1537995589.0
@politiCOHEN_ “So, I’m trying to edit this indictment and I keep getting a ‘you can’t indict a sitting president’ e… https://t.co/ks6M2QhiZs— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1537995621.0
@politiCOHEN_ https://t.co/oIeyLvZhMR— (((Jayson Kaplan))) (@(((Jayson Kaplan))))1537995350.0
@politiCOHEN_ Mueller: I was watching this video in which a couple of people are inside a Russian hotel and suddenly my laptop crashed.— Michael Abromowitz (@Michael Abromowitz)1537994952.0
@politiCOHEN_ “Well there’s your problem. The passwords have to be entered in Russian or it won’t be recognized.”— Schrodinger's Rosenstein (@Schrodinger's Rosenstein)1537994889.0
@politiCOHEN_ “SHIFT-COMMAND-4 is how you screenshot tweets before they’re deleted, sir.”— Cristian Farias (@Cristian Farias)1537996112.0
@politiCOHEN_ “This is stuck on my screen” https://t.co/gApCMNhONJ— kaplanfx (@kaplanfx)1537998005.0
@politiCOHEN_ "It's asking you to upgrade to Guccifer 3.0. I'd decline."— Eric Adelson (@Eric Adelson)1537996477.0
And of course some couldn't help taking the opportunity to dunk on a certain White House resident:
@politiCOHEN_ @RotoPat He had to go to the Apple Store to find a stable genius.— JenningsWV (@JenningsWV)1537996541.0
@politiCOHEN_ Ctrl+Atl+Guilty.— Shaun Joyce (@Shaun Joyce)1537997765.0
Here's hoping Mueller at least backed up!