Some of those calling for Val Demings to be made Joe Biden¡¯s running mate will direct you enthusiastically to a piece of video from last summer. It shows the Democratic congresswoman questioning special counsel Robert Mueller, when he testified before the House judiciary committee, about his investigation of Donald Trump. Demings, 63, is firm and sharp, but she is clearly aware of Mueller¡¯s apparent physical decline and his frequent confusion. There is nothing to be gained, she appears to sense, by pressing too hard.

Rather she leaves him with an open-ended question ¨C had the president¡¯s ¡°answers showed that he wasn¡¯t always being truthful¡±?

¡°I would say generally,¡± Mueller agreed with a smile, delivering one of the key admissions Democrats had been seeking.

Download the new Independent Premium app

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Comments

Share your thoughts and debate the big issues

Learn more
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users¡¯, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Create a commenting name to join the debate

Please try again, the name must be unique Only letters and numbers accepted
Loading comments...
Loading comments...
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users¡¯, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Loading comments...
Loading comments...