Robert Mueller testimony: Social media has fun with Mueller, Gohmert 'I take your question' exchange

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mueller responds 'I take your question' to Rep. Gohmert's speech
After Rep. Gohmert of the House judiciary committee gave a long comment, Mueller responded simply, ''I take your question.''

Robert Mueller gave one answer as part of his testimony to Congress on Wednesday that has the internet talking.

During the questioning by the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked the former special counsel about former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Gohmert then launched into an impassioned speech seemingly about obstruction of justice allegations about President Donald Trump.

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"If somebody knows they did not conspire with anybody from Russia to affect the election, and they see the big Justice Department with people that hate that person coming after him," he said, raising his voice, "and then a special counsel [is] appointed who hires [a] dozen or more people that hate that person -- and he knows he's innocent -- he's not corruptly acting in order to see that justice is done. What he's doing is not obstructing justice. He is pursuing justice, and the fact that you ran it out two years means you perpetuated injustice."

Mueller spoke over him, saying, "I take your question."

When told that Gohmert's time was up and he could answer the question, Mueller repeated simply, "I take your question."

The short response to such a long-winded comment elicited giggles from those in the room. It also provided fodder for social media users to try to interpret Mueller's intent and to have a little fun with the moment.