House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suffered a startling brain freeze today during a press conference where she was attempting to criticize the appointment of an investigator to look into alleged hacking of the U.S. election.
As she was saying the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel wasn’t good enough, Pelosi said, “I’m still concerned that Director Mueller will still be subject to the supervision of the Trump-appointed leadership at the Justice Department.
“We must remain vigilant to protect the integrity of, uh, (the) Mueller investigation,” she said.
“A special prosecutor cannot take the place of a truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the Trump administration’s meddling,” she continued, saying a commission could address the “broader vulnerability” from “foreign interference in the future.”
That’s when things fell apart.
“The investigation that, uh, Muell, uh, what are we talking about? Special, uh,” she said, continuing to struggle.
“Special counsel Mueller is undertaking,” she continued after the brain freeze, “is about what has happened and is there wrongdoing.
“We’re saying we have got to prevent this from happening in the future, we– that is one of the reasons we need an outside, independent counsel.”
She then realized she demanded the wrong thing.
“Justice Department,” she continued, before backtracking and saying, “uh, commission. Independent, outside commission,” she said.