Good morning, PR pros:
In tandem hearings yesterday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before two House committees about his report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration’s conduct surrounding the ensuing investigation.
For some, the day was a debate of substance over style:
On substance, Democrats got what they wanted: that Mueller didn't charge Pres. Trump because of the OLC guidance, that he could be indicted after he leaves office, among other things. But on optics, this was a disaster. #MuellerHearings
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 24, 2019
Others noted that Mueller declined to directly answer nearly 200 questions:
"Is your name Robert Mueller?"
Robert Mueller: ”I can't get into that."
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 25, 2019