Special counsel Robert Mueller was still testifying regarding his investigation into  Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, before two House committees on Capitol Hill when Trump took to Twitter with a cryptic message, “TRUTH IS A FORCE OF NATURE!” he wrote. Maybe the president’s comment was a little bit prophetic, as Mueller’s performance was lackluster, his answers often shaky, and even liberal filmmaker Michael Moore called Mueller  “A frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions. … I said it in 2017 and Mueller confirmed it today—All you pundits and moderates and lame Dems who told the public to put their faith in the esteemed Robert Mueller—just STFU from now on.”

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 19, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, file)

Trump retweeted Moore’s words and added, “ Even Michael Moore agrees that the Dems and Mueller blew it!”

Speaking with reporters on the South Lawn on Wednesday, the president said Mueller “did a horrible job both today and with respect to the investigation,” but “in all fairness to him he had nothing to work with.” Mueller appeared flustered, and several times had to ask committee members to repeat questions.

 Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) asked Mueller during the Wednesday morning session to explain his thought process on whether Trump was guilty of obstructing justice, “The reason that you did not indict the president is because of the OLC opinion that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?” “Correct,” Mueller replied.

However, on Wednesday afternoon, Mueller retracted his earlier statement, saying: “I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning,” Mueller said. “I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said and I quote, ‘You didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion. That is not the correct way to say it. As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”

 

President Donald Trump will present a WWII flag flown aboard a landing craft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy in 1944, to officials of the Smithsonian Institute during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on July 18, 2019. (Shealah Craighead/Official White House Photo)

“A phony cloud, that’s all it was.” They all knew” Trump told reporters. “There was no defense to this ridiculous hoax, to this witch hunt,”

“Everyone knew it was a hoax, especially those Democrats. … This was a devastating day for the Democrats.” 

President Trump was scathing in his criticism of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s eagerly awaited testimony on Capitol Hill into the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Everybody knew it was a hoax,” President Trump said. After two years of investigation into Russian interference in the last election, Mueller could neither prove nor disprove there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, nor whether Trump was guilty of obstructing justice. “They’re going to lose the 2020 election, including congressional seats, because of the path they chose,” President Trump forecast.

The president had repeatedly said the investigation was a “witch hunt.” “People see what’s been going on.”

“The Democrats had nothing, and now they have less than nothing,” said President Trump.