Any prosecutor knows reading your statement makes it less impactful, and less believable. They avoid reading from notes if at all possible. He must have been really nervous to not trust himself to say such a short statement correctly.
When he walked away from the podium, I could SEE that he is 75 years of age, and that this report took a LOT out of him.
significant ways than we realize.
...from Saturday Night Live.
I also was taken aback a bit with the meeker tone.
And the entire time he was doing the investigation he was aware that Trump was determined to fire him. Then his good friend, Barr, doesnt let him finish the investigation. Then Barr redacted the report and released only his, Barrs, summary of the report and Trump preempt the entire report by declaring Mueller said he was innocent.
I wonder how most of us would handle it. Hes probably extremely exhausted. He had to be thorough and truthful AND he had to keep it quiet. No leaks allowed. And even after the report is finished we dont hear of a single leak.
Few people know that kind of sustained pressure. He brought down some big names too. Some who are doing time now. His work will bring down more people, including Trump, in time.
they attended the same church so people assumed things. but there was nothing outside of that.
I wasn't surprised because I'd seen this. De Niro comes in about 3:25.