There is nothing in the world that can change the mind of a true conspiracist. Even facts disproving the conspiracy are proof of the conspiracy.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, who suggested this week that shadowy forces “got to” former special counsel Robert Mueller and convinced him to change his testimony before Congress, is a true conspiracist.
“I don’t know who got to him, I don’t know who talked to him, but that was very odd what he did,” the congressman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
On Wednesday, during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Lieu questioned Mueller about the special counsel’s two-year investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“I believe any reasonable person looking at these facts could conclude that all three elements of the crime of obstruction of justice have been met [by President Trump],” said the congressman. “And I’d like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?”
Mueller responded, “That is correct.”
Reporters and the #Resistance faithful (perhaps I repeat myself) responded by noting this exchange seemed like a big development in the effort to have the president brought to justice. However, that same day, Mueller issued a correction during a separate hearing before the House Intelligence Committee.
“I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning. I wanted to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu. It was said, and I quote, ‘you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.’ That is not the correct way to say it,” said the former special counsel. “As we say in the report and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime. And with that, Mr. Chairman, I’m ready to answer questions.”
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Tucker Carlson calls him “Tinfoil Ted”
Here’s what happened, Lieu-zer… after Mueller answered your question with the desired answer, someone came to Mueller and asked him if he was familiar with the term “perjury”. Then, at his earliest opportunity, he corrected his statement.