By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) During her Thursday evening program on Fox News, Laura Ingraham dissected the “disastrous” testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller, who testified before two House committees on Wednesday and did not appear to be very familiar with the “Spygate” investigation that has consumed American politics for nearly three years.

Ingraham said Mueller’s testimony — in which he had to have questions repeated, appeared to not know about vital aspects of the case and had to seek instructions often to refer to a report he supposedly wrote — actually raises more questions than it answered.

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“How was a man who was obviously so detached from key aspects of the case ever allowed to run the investigation,” Ingraham — a former attorney — asked.

“Why didn’t they end the investigation when they realized there no collusion [with Russia] or conspiracy to throw the [2016] election?” she continued.

Ingraham was also taken aback by the fact that, during questioning, Mueller appeared to not know anything about a key firm involved in the case — Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous “Steele Dossier,” paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, and which the FBI relied on (knowing it was bogus) to obtain FISA court surveillance warrants for a member of the Trump campaign (Carter Page).

“Why wasn’t the FISA court fully informed about the origins of the dossier?” she noted further. “How did Trump-hating partisans manage to become key players on Mueller’s team?”

And this: “Why do elites always seem to get away with the abuse of power when conservatives, like Trump, are dragged through for something he didn’t even do?”

Ingraham noted that regarding accountability, “let’s face it, the elites in both parties have a lot to answer for, and it’s up to us to hold them accountable so this kind of thing doesn’t happen ever again to any president or, frankly, any American citizen.”

Following former special counsel Robert Mueller’s pathetically underwhelming testimony before two House committees this week, both Democrats and Republicans remarked publicly that it appeared as though the former FBI chief and ranking Justice Department official had limited mental faculties.

At many times during the two hearings, Mueller seemed dazed and confused about key elements of the 22-month investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction of justice he supposedly led.

Sometimes, in fact, Mueller appeared to be hearing details about the investigation for the very first time, leading many, including a former federal prosecutor, to deduce that he was just a figurehead and was never really in charge of the probe.

But his seeming lack of knowledge regarding Fusion GPS was a mind-blower.

As reported by Fox News: 

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he was “not familiar” with Fusion GPS — the firm whose opposition research included allegations of President Trump’s connections to Russia in the run-up to Mueller’s two-year investigation — during his Capitol Hill testimony on Wednesday.

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) asked Mueller at one point about a section of his lengthy post-investigation report that referenced a highly-scrutinized and controversial meeting at Trump Tower in New York City in June 2016 with members of the president’s campaign — including his son Don Jr. — and a Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Chabot also asked Mueller about work done for the firm by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

“When discussing the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, you reference ‘the firm that produced the Steele reporting.’ The name of that firm was Fusion GPS. Is that correct?” Chabot asked.

At that point, Mueller asked Chabot to give him the page number in the report where he was making the reference. 

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“Page 103. That’s correct- Volume II. When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS. Is that correct?” Chabot pressed on.

“I am not familiar with — with that, I…” Mueller stammered.

As for Ingraham, she noted that the elites have been abusing power and taking advantage of American citizens “for decades.”

“And remember,” she said, “Trump called them all out in 2016. I don’t think they ever forgave him.”

She noted that under attorney ethics rules, the Hillary Clinton-linked attorneys on Mueller’s staff had an obligation to recuse themselves from the case, but of course, they didn’t. And during his testimony, Mueller made clear he didn’t vet anyone before hiring them.

“My friends, Republicans must hold them accountable and get real answers as to why this team was allowed to operate outside the code of professional responsibility that all of us attorneys are subject to,” Ingraham said.

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