Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller frequently appeared confused during his much-anticipated Capitol Hill testimony Wednesday.
Mueller, who is often celebrated in the media for laser-like thinking, had to ask lawmakers to regularly repeat their questions, seemingly struggling to pay attention.
At other points, Mueller got confused about whether the members of Congress were asking him questions or if they were reading from his own report.
In just the first 90 minutes of the hearing, Mueller needed help understanding questions more than 10 times.
In one such exchange, Mueller — under questioning from Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) — asked: “And where are you reading from on that?”
“I’m reading from my own question” the lawmaker reminded him.
“Then can you repeat it?” Mueller asked, eliciting laughter from the audience.
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