Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been virtually invisible and silent for the past 22 months as he prepared the report that has led House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to use the “I” word, impeachment. Last Friday, news cameras oh-so-briefly captured Mueller as he arrived at work when most people were on holiday. It was 8:00 in the morning, and those who know him said that was about two hours later than usual.
MSNBC’s reporter Mike Viqueira was waiting outside of the church that Mueller attends and caught the man leaving Easter services. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mueller returned the reporter’s “Happy Easter.” Yet when Viqueria asked Mueller further questions, he said “No Comment.”
The event unfolded with Viqueira asking Mueller as he unlocked his nondescript white car:
‘Sir, could I ask you a couple questions: will you testify before Congress, sir?’
Undaunted, the reporter continued:
‘Are you sure about that, sir? If he were anybody but the president, would Mr. Trump be indicted, sir?’
Then, Viqueira asked why Mueller did not give a recommendation about whether Trump committed the crime of obstruction of justice. The journalist followed that question with another, asking if Attorney General William Barr’s conclusions and description of his report were right.
Another reporter or cameraman approached Mueller and asked what his vacation plans were.
Mueller ignored both men, unlocked his car door, and got in — effectively ending the questions.
Watch the video below:
‘WATCH: MSNBC reporter Mike Viqueira confronts Robert Mueller outside of his church on Easter Sunday.’
WATCH: MSNBC reporter Mike Viqueira confronts Robert Mueller outside of his church on Easter Sunday. pic.twitter.com/85WTDSa4nr
— Axios (@axios) April 21, 2019