Robert Mueller has spent much of the morning appearing confused and lost — not only forgetting what Fusion GPS is, but also being unable to name which president appointed him as US Attorney for Boston.
In a shocking display of just how poor Mueller’s memory is, when asked by Democrat Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ) which president first appointed him, Mueller responded that he thinks it was George Bush.
Stanton replied that it was actually Ronald Reagan.
Stanton: which Pres appointed you?
Mueller: which Senator?
Stanton: which President?
Mueller: oh which President (laughs) I think that was Pres Bush
Stanton: according to my notes that was President Reagan
Mueller: oh my mistake
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) July 24, 2019
Twitter was quick to pick up on the bizarre memory loss.
Mueller forgot that Reagan appointed him in Massachusetts, bless
— danielle tcholakian (@danielleiat) July 24, 2019
It seems that Rep. Stanton’s attempt to make Mueller look good backfired in a huge way.
The fact that Mueller can't remember whether it was Reagan or Bush 41 who appointed him destroys Ds theory that he's a "good Republican." No GOPer over the age of 40 would confuse Bush 41 with Reagan. Reagan is nearly unassailable for staunch Republicans. #MuellerHearings
— Ford O'Connell (@FordOConnell) July 24, 2019
WHOA, #Mueller couldn't remember who appointed him to be US Atty in Boston.
He said Bush. It was Reagan.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 24, 2019