WHEN YOU’VE LOST CHUCK TODD: Todd calls Mueller hearing an optics disaster for Democrats. “The sentiment echoed remarks earlier by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who called the hearing ‘a disaster for the Democrats’ and ‘for the reputation of Robert Mueller’ during a discussion on the network that was retweeted by President Trump.”

Related: Ken Starr: Mueller has done a ‘grave disservice to our country.’

UPDATE: Robert Mueller Was Not Interested in Serving as the Democrats’ Performing Monkey, and It Showed. “If lawmakers want to impeach Trump they’re going to have to deal with the politics of it all and not use the Justice Department as a shield.”