CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, a former federal prosecutor, during a panel discussion last night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 admitted that the House Democrats’ effort to investigate President Donald Trump has been a “wall to wall failure.” CNN contributor and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, a liberal, agreed.
Toobin: “You know what might be a good idea for the Democrats in the House of Representatives is to find out something. You know remember they won control of the House of Representatives and they were going to do investigations, name one thing that any of these investigations uncovered.
“Now we are almost at summer recess. I mean, I mean what are they doing? They have been stymied by the President, they have run into unprecedented interference from the President, but let’s not kid ourselves, this has been a wall to wall failure on all of these committees.”
Cooper: “Do you see this as a ‘wall to wall failure’?”
Powers: “Yeah, definitely, I mean I agree with everything you are saying.”
Yeah, I have to concur. The Mueller investigation and report as a political matter has been a big fat nothing burger. I don’t think Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday changed anything. We certainly did not learn anything new. Those who already had their minds made up did not change their minds, and for the vast majority of Americans, we get a big collective yawn on the matter.
People likely won’t be going to the polls with the Mueller investigation on their minds. As Democratic Presidential candidate John Delaney noted during the last debate – in all of his campaign stops, primarily talking to Democratic voters mind you, he has not received a single question about Russia.