The Two Faces of Bob Mueller
For Bob Mueller, Thursday was a busy day. The publication of a 448-page report collecting painstaking research into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election brought to an end a nearly two year long, deeply-significant investigation. But with it came additional work: from sifting through the final product to monitoring the public reaction.
Mueller is not that Mueller. He’s a newscaster at WKRN in Nashville, Tennessee. And while his job hasn’t been nearly as stressful as the former FBI Director’s, whose report was released on Thursday, it hasn’t been without complications either.
Sharing the name of the man at the center of one of the most controversial episodes in recent political memory, has made life a little weird. The politicians Mueller interviews on his show have ribbed him about how long it’s taken to get to the bottom of the Trump mess. Hosts at restaurants where he’s made reservations have offered “a-ha!” glances when he shows up to eat. And his Facebook feed has been a cesspool of loonies and MSNBC moms offering support.