So Mueller Time has arrived, and here are the big five takeaways that I saw:
1. No, real life isn’t the movies, and there was no staggeringly emotional moment that will transfix the country and create an immediate groundswell for impeachment. And Robert Mueller was—well, see point 2. But even so, plenty was put on the record, on video, from the man (a Republican) who led the investigation:
Those are the main points, and they add up to a lot. That’s the news here, not the “optics.” This was all put on the table. Not in the way impeachment aficionados would have preferred, but it’s there. If the DNC has a clever video-editing team, these five-and-a-half hours can be reduced to a killer five minutes.