Mollie Hemingway reacts to former special counsel Robert Mueller's performance at Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee hearings. From FOX News' 'Special Report' panel on Wednesday:
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, THE FEDERALIST: The whole premise of today was that the movie would be better than the book. That the Mueller report didn't do what they wanted to accomplish in book form so if they had visuals it would help people understand the case against the president.
What I don't think anybody expected was Mueller would present himself as doddering, as lacking command of anything to do with the election and thereby raising a whole host of questions about who actually was in charge of this Mueller investigation. A lot of people just gave it leeway because they respected him and seeing today I don't think anyone thinks he was in charge. It had been previously reported that 13 of his 17 associates were Democrats, 0 were Republicans. Nine were Democratic donors; six were Hillary Clinton donors. Some were pretty close allies of the Clintons. One attended a Hillary Clinton election rally. So what I think you're going to start seeing many more questions about precisely who was running this investigation and to what end? ...
The big change I think is there were Republicans who really did trust the Mueller investigation on the grounds that Robert Mueller was running it alone. He was the only Republican affiliated with it and he apparently had no idea what was going on. So I think you're going to see some people, you're going to see an increase in ranks of people who think that maybe the investigation was not handled properly and there were deep problems with it.