Could Robert Mueller’s testimony backfire for the Democrats?


Former special counsel Robert Mueller is sworn in by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In perhaps one of the most anticipated Congressional testimonies in decades, Robert Mueller, former Special Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice, answered questions related into his team’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s efforts to obstruct it.

Democrats were hoping for a monumental moment making the president’s criminal action indisputable, but most experts say it wasn’t the Watergate-like escalation they were expecting. Mueller was exactly as he’s been described: stoic, matter-of-fact and committed to sticking to the report.

Republicans, on the other hand, sought to discredit Mueller’s handling and hiring for the investigation altogether, and raise suspicion of its political origins.

On this episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with Jason Mollica, professor with American University’s School of Communication, about whether Democrats have the spark for impeachment they were hoping for and what Mueller’s testimony means for the future of Donald Trump’s presidency.