David Axelrod: Mueller ‘does not appear as sharp’ as he was 6 years ago
CNN political commentator David Axelrod on Wednesday offered his take on Robert Mueller’s performance during his much-anticipated congressional testimony, saying the former special counsel “does not appear as sharp” as he was six years ago.
“This is delicate to say, but Mueller, whom I deeply respect, has not publicly testified before Congress in at least six years. And he does not appear as sharp as he was then,” Axelrod, who was a senior adviser to former President Obama, tweeted to his 1.1 million followers.
This is delicate to say, but Mueller, whom I deeply respect, has not publicly testified before Congress in at least six years. And he does not appear as sharp as he was then.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 24, 2019
I think it’s fair to say that there’s a pretty severe mismatch between the media mythology and iconography constructed around Mueller over the last 3 years & the reality of the man as revealed today. No wonder he opted for utter silence: wise choice. https://t.co/vE3bnXCglf
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 24, 2019
Media portrayal of Mueller: sterling, heroic, supremely competent pursuer of truth
Actual performance of Mueller: bumbling, shaky, can’t recall key facts
Now we know why he hid from the public for 2+ years
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 24, 2019
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) July 24, 2019