WASHINGTON (PNN) - July 24, 2019 - Perplexed viewers questioned Robert Mueller's confused demeanor as he testified in front of Congress.
The special counsel faced members of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday morning at a highly anticipated hearing about the Russia investigation.
Viewers reacting on social media noticed that Mueller appeared to stumble at multiple points.
“Robert Mueller comes across as a doddering old fool with a questionable moral compass based on situational ethics who should never have been appointed in the first place based on reduced mental capacity,” one person tweeted.
“Mueller is acting like he doesn't know what's going on,” another wrote. “He's acting like a confused old man.”
Some are saying the wobbly performance is a delaying tactic on the part of the special counsel to frustrate Republican committee members determined to discredit findings that are damaging to President Donald Trump.
When it came to questions at the core of the report, Mueller delivered firm answers without hesitation.
Asked whether Trump had been exonerated or if he could be charged with obstruction of justice when he leaves office, Mueller replied, “No” and “Yes” respectively.
Several Twitter users expressed the opinion that the 74-year-old veteran prosecutor's shaky demeanor calls his entire report into question.
“Listening too Mueller the cracking in his voice shows clearly that he is a conflicted Skunk and lying; and I think he is senile,” said one Twitter user.
“As I said when Mueller gave speech in May, he is feeble,” radio personality Mark Levin tweeted. “I say that not as a personal attack but as a rational observation. It's on display today during this hearing. This underscores that the person who influenced this investigation most was Andrew Weissman, his top lieutenant.”
Replying to Levin's tweet, one man wrote, “Agreed, Mueller looks geriatric and lost... find that man a time machine.”
“It's quite entertaining. Mueller can't make a coherent statement. Looks like the circus made a stop in DC,” a woman tweeted.
“I'd say Democrats right now are regretting they ever subpoenaed Mueller. He looks confused,” a man wrote.
Others thought Mueller sounds uncertain because he was being overly cautious about coming off as impartial.
What do you think?