We are so very sorry about your loss.
May your Russia collusion delusion rest in peace, as it was killed earlier today by Robert Mueller, who:
1. Admitted that his investigation turned up “insufficient evidence” of Trump-Russia collusion.
2. Said that we was “unfamiliar” with the firm behind the Steele dossier that started the whole thing.
3. Continually refused to answer questions and stumbled his way through the hearing.
4. Gave one word answers and over-used his de facto “I refer to the report” when questioned.
5. Was totally destroyed by Rep. Jim Jordan over the situation surrounding the Russia probe!
It appears that Mueller’s total dropping of the ball regarding the Russia collusion narrative was welcomed by members of the White House, President Trump included, since despite Democrat intentions, Mueller’s testimony gave EVEN MORE credibility to the fact that the report 100% exonerated the president!
President Trump took to Twitter to thank the Democrats for the hearing (and to give a new nickname to Adam Schiff, whom he called a “complete embarrassment.”)
Take a look at the president’s tweet here:
President Trump also spoke to the nation after the Mueller testimony to respond to what went down.
"There was no defense for this ridiculous hoax," Trump said, "So, this was a very big day for our country, this was a very big day for the Republican Party."
Watch the full video of what Trump has to say about the Mueller hearing here from Golden State Times on Youtube:
Other prominent government figures (and one former WH press secretary) also voiced their opinion of the Mueller testimony that has sent the Trump administration into "euphoria."
Check it out:
Trump's campaign manager Tim Murtaugh had the following to say:
Prominent journalists also chimed in on the Mueller testimony:
Politico has more details on the Trump administration's thoughts on Mueller's performance during the hearing:
The tense opening moments of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill gave way to an early sense of relief at the White House, where aides were quietly celebrating what they viewed as disjointed questioning from Democrats and a weak performance from the star witness himself.
Mueller, whose steely reputation has cast a long shadow over Trump’s tenure, proved — at least in the early offing — a less formidable witness in the flesh than Democrats had hoped, offering up clipped, monosyllabic responses and repeatedly asking lawmakers to repeat their questions. Watching from the White House, at least one Trump aide said the former FBI director, who spent some 22 months investigating the president, simply seemed past his prime and incapable of doing Trump much harm.
“The Democrats built up these two Mueller hearings as their Super Bowl, and at halftime, it is not looking good for their side,” said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has kept a low profile since she was tapped for the job late last month, said in a statement, “The last three hours have been an epic embarrassment for the Democrats. Expect more of the same in the second half.”
“So far, so good,” a senior White House official said in a text message when lawmakers took a brief break about 90 minutes into the Judiciary Committee hearing. Another Trump ally described the mood in the White House simply as “euphoria.”
The president himself, who said Monday he was unlikely to tune in to the hearings, has been gleefully telling people he thinks Mueller’s testimony will stop any momentum toward impeachment, according to a source familiar with the conversations. At last count, 95 House Democrats had gone on the record favoring impeachment, a move Speaker Nancy Pelosi has derided as premature and politically unwise.
“We had a very good day today, the Republican Party,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to depart for a fundraiser in West Virginia. “There was no defense of what Robert Mueller was trying to defend. … There was no defense to this ridiculous hoax, this witch hunt.”
Mueller had specifically said during his testimony, “It was not a witch hunt,” adding at another point: “It was not a hoax.”
Trump criticized the former special counsel’s performance before Congress, as well as how Mueller conducted the investigation.
“I think Robert Mueller did a horrible job, both today and with respect to the investigation. But in all fairness to Robert Mueller, he had nothing to work with,” he told reporters at the White House. “You can be a builder, but if they don’t give you you the right materials, you’re not going to build a very good building.”
The president, said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who visited the White House on Wednesday afternoon for a previously scheduled meeting, “was in a very upbeat mood.”
Trump declared the hearing an unmitigated catastrophe for Democrats early on as he live-tweeted from the White House. Quoting the Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, he tweeted that the hearing “‘has been a disaster for the Democrats and a disaster for the reputation of Robert Mueller.’ Chris Wallace @FoxNews.”
“I would like to thank the Democrats for holding this morning’s hearings,” he wrote three hours later.
To be sure, Democrats managed to land some blows against the president despite Mueller’s reticence. They got him to rebut the president’s “no collusion, no obstruction” mantra. They extracted a firm statement that Justice Department regulations that prohibit the indictment of a sitting president barred him from pursuing obstruction charges — though he clarified his comments in the second hearing — and that the Russian government sought specifically to aid the Trump campaign.
ABC News also had the following to say about Trump's declaration of victory after the Mueller hearing:
President Donald Trump declared it to be a "very good day" shortly after former special counsel Robert Mueller finished answering questions for more than six hours before Congress on Wednesday about whether he had obstructed justice.
"There was no defense for this ridiculous hoax," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a GOP campaign fundraiser in West Virginia. "So, this was a very big day for our country, this was a very big day for the Republican Party. And you can say it was a great day for me but I don't even like to say that," Trump said.
He said Mueller did a "horrible job" in his testimony and how he handled the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and individuals tied to the Kremlin, but offered a backhanded defense of Mueller by arguing he had no material to work with.
"Robert Mueller did a horrible job today and with respect to the investigation. But in all fairness the Robert Mueller, he had nothing to work with, you know, you can be a builder, but if they don't give you the right materials, they're not going to build a very good building. Robert Mueller had no material," Trump said.