The take down by his own hand – Robert Mueller
In thinking overnight about this and reading numerous reports and analyses I am led to the conclusion that, like many powerful, ego-driven people, Robert Mueller was bought down by his own hand.
His testimony yesterday is proof positive, I maintain, to reaching this conclusion.
It is amazing how the "powerful" can crumple so easily. But then again, the conflicted nature of the whole Special Counsel Enterprise in this instance finally played on Mueller ‘s conscience to the point that when the actual Congressional testimony day arrived, he was a mess. His stammering and mumbling was the antithesis of what most observers thought would be the demeanour of this man.
The whole project was based on lies and innuendos, of FISA warrants falsely constructed and issued; and a legal team, nine of whom financially supporting Hillary Clinton, who with her party, tried through the false Steele Dossier to thwart the Trump advance to power. Then to discriminate as to whom to charge with perjury and whom not, made a mockery out of any sort of definition of justice.
The ultimate self put down was when he had to correct his own statement about Trump and obstruction of Justice. In the morning hearing he said it was it was correct to say Trump would be charged for a crime if he was not the President and then in the afternoon to have to correct that to say that no determination had been reached as to whether a crime had been committed. Mueller’s own words:
“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.”
For a man who has been styled as almost ‘divine ‘ on legal matters, who has been intimately involved for years on this matter, it makes one wonder who was running the Inquiry that he allegedly led? ‘
As the great bard said of Caesar:
"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about. To find ourselves dishonorable graves."
Caesar was brought down by his own hand in the sense that his arrogance and power led his greedy friends to be conspirators against him and assassinate him, Mueller, on the other hand, millennia later, destroyed himself by his own hand, by words of diversion, and misrepresentation and self correction — reduced to very small man on a very large stage he had thought he could still manipulate.
The ultimate tragedy! He blinked, and deservedly became a "fallen" man.