It's one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller's hotly-anticipated testimony regarding his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct the investigation.
Both sides of the aisle have expressed disappointment in Mueller's cautious demeanor throughout his testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.
Filmmaker and Trump critic Michael Moore took his dismay a step further—and people aren't happy.
Moore took to Twitter to shame Democrats for what he perceived to be a dependence on Mueller to sway political dynamics toward impeachment hearings against Trump.
A frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions...I said it in 2017 and M… https://t.co/AMOx6tLhnI— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore) 1563985918.0
In reality, few Democrats expected Robert Mueller to deviate from the contents of his original report. In fact, Mueller explicitly said he wouldn't in a press conference this past May.
Democrats instead hoped that the widely watched hearings would clarify some of the more damning revelations revealed in the 400+ pages of the report to Americans who hadn't read it.
To make matters worse, Trump gloated by retweeting Moore's words.
Moore soon responded.
Yes. The proof they blew it is that you’re tweeting on Air Force One! You shouldn’t be on that plane, or in the Ova… https://t.co/gBX6TxTQZp— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore) 1564019100.0
Many felt that Moore's digs at Mueller's age and his derision of Democrats only gave Trump ammunition to spin a narrative that the Mueller Report is meaningless.
@MMFlint hey Michael? Not helpful.— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@Rabbi Jill Zimmerman) 1564011355.0
@MMFlint You disappointed me with this one.— LorettaFaucher🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@LorettaFaucher🌊🌊🌊🌊) 1564065513.0
@MMFlint So disappointed in you Michael. You've done great things- but then you bash a national hero & get RTed by… https://t.co/Dr22RpUue5— What's So Radical... (@What's So Radical...) 1564055812.0
@MMFlint Michael we are really all over with you. You helped HRC be defeated and now you are bringing the Dems dow… https://t.co/484XxluBJn— resistersister (@resistersister) 1564061861.0
Trump wasn't spared either.
@realDonaldTrump You should be embarrassed of yourself. It was so frustrating to hear the testimony today, knowing… https://t.co/U5o1DWt5wm— TheOneAndOnlyRichie 🏳️🌈🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@TheOneAndOnlyRichie 🏳️🌈🇮🇹🇺🇸) 1564004521.0
@realDonaldTrump A president bragging that there was a chance to impeach him but the other party "blew it" has to be a first.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1564004224.0
@realDonaldTrump If you’re so ‘innocent’ and you think Dems and #Mueller “blew it” you wouldn’t be tweeting all dan… https://t.co/vhgZLWMgDa— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy) 1564004505.0
In fact, it seems like the only person people weren't mad at was Robert Mueller, whom they valiantly defended.
@MMFlint He said on national television that: —Russia attacked us —Trump welcomed it —Trump lied to investigators —… https://t.co/UEleNBRCcG— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈) 1564023365.0
@MMFlint Hey Michael Moore, investigate a lifelong criminal, interview his crooked associates, track down emails, p… https://t.co/nywBXq6ZgD— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino) 1564007141.0
With Mueller's testimony over, it's unclear what the next move will be.
Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are hoping the testimony shuts the book on words like "Mueller" and "Russia" once and for all.
After today’s hearing -- and for the good of the country -- I hope this is the end of the #MuellerReport. Now it’… https://t.co/ZXR5mWHyoF— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham) 1564000109.0
Democrats in the House are using committee powers to further investigate the numerous instances of obstruction laid out in the report, as well as other wrongdoings within the administration.
The full Mueller report is available here.
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