Mueller’s big moment is make or break for Democrats


Democrats are pinning their last, best hopes of proving that President Donald Trump committed impeachable crimes on former special counsel Robert Mueller who is set to reluctantly serve as a star witness in Wednesday’s televised spectacle.

Mueller’s date before two back-to-back House committees represents Democrats’ most powerful weapon in a war for public perception over Russia that it has been losing to Trump’s bruising PR campaign.
It is also shaping up as a risk for Democrats if the taciturn Mueller does not provide explosive testimony that could deal a blow to the President.
The hearing seems just as likely to increase pressure from liberals on an unwilling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to initiate impeachment hearings as it is to deflate Democrats’ effort to severely damage Trump before the 2020 election.