Robert Mueller is set to testify before Congress on July 17.
It promises to be a high-stakes affair where Democrats try to use Mueller’s testimony to advance their impeachment agenda.
But Trey Gowdy went on Fox News and told the one truth that will destroy Robert Mueller.
Appearing on Fox News channel’s “Hannity” program, Gowdy told fill-in host and former Congressman Jason Chaffetz that the key to dealing with Mueller’s testimony was to set expectations low going in.
Fox News reports:
Gowdy outlined the line of questioning Republicans should press Mueller on regarding the Russia investigation.
“Did Mueller bother to find out whether or not the Russian government was feeding that dirt through. Christopher Steele to Fusion G.P.S.? Did he even ask? And the legal issue that is really important… If you can resist an unlawful arrest can you really obstruct an unpredicted investigation? Which is why it’s important where Muller began. And I don’t think he began by figuring out the origins of the Russia probe as it relates to Trump,” Gowdy said.
“Set low expectations… It’s five minutes. It’s impossible to unlock the mysteries of the world in five minutes,” Gowdy added.
Expectations are important in politics because it sets the media narrative.
If Republicans use the days and weeks leading into the hearing promising massive bombshells and a complete takedown of Mueller, it sets them up for failure because that is a nearly impossible standard to meet.
The storyline coming out of the testimony will be that Mueller emerged unscathed.
But if Republicans maintain a low profile going in and then surprise the press with harsh and pointed questioning about Mueller, the media will be forced to make “Mueller under fire” the dominant narrative to emerge from the hearing.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.