So that’s what Robert Mueller sounds like?
Heading to his car after an Easter Sunday church service, the taciturn special counsel, who has managed stay out of the public eye ever since he was hired to lead the investigation into Russian collusion, finally addressed the media:
Despite getting peppered with questions by MSNBC’s Mike Viqueria over last week’s report, Mueller didn’t crack.
“Sir, could I ask you a couple of questions? Will you testify before Congress, sir?” Viqueria asked, pressing Mueller on whether Trump would have been indicted had he not been a sitting president and if Attorney General William Barr had accurately represented the findings of the report.
But nothing. Just Mueller trying to get in his car.
Watch the video of the encounter:
“We tried to be as respectful as possible,” Viqueria explained afterward. “Some people would characterize [this] as an ambush interview of a man coming out of Easter services at church.”
Some people did, indeed, characterize it as such, including this harsh rebuke from actress Patricia Heaton:
And this from the former director for the Office of Government Ethics:
Of course, not everybody was feeling all that protective of Mueller:
Meanwhile, Trump spent a portion of his Easter morning adding to his attacks on the investigation calling it “nothing but a total hit job.” He also tweeted that “Radical Left Democrats” only want to investigate, asserting “This is costing our Country greatly, and will cost the Dems big time in 2020!”