- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday is no break from the D.C. paparazzi.

MSNBC reporter Mike Viqueira tried to ambush special counsel Robert Mueller as he left Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, asking whether he would testify before Congress.

“No comment,” Mr. Mueller said.

“Are you sure about that, sir?” Mr. Viqueira persisted.

An expressionless Mr. Mueller replied: “No comment.”



Mr. Viqueira defended his ambush tactics in a segment on MSNBC, despite acknowledging that Mr. Mueller was “perhaps not interested in talking to me.”

“We had a camera crew waiting outside. It was, of course, Easter service. And, yes, we did surprise director Mueller upon his exiting of the church,” Viqueira said. “But nevertheless, that’s the first time we have heard from Bob Mueller in quite some time, even if his only comment was no comment.”

Outsiders on both sides of the political aisle weren’t buying it though.

“Maybe we didn’t need to send the paparazzi after Robert Mueller on Easter,” Alex Thomas, the Washington correspondent for Playboy, wrote on Twitter.

Pro-life Catholic actress Patricia Heaton “greeted” the MSNBC Twitter account with “hello” before launching into a broadside.

“Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the Christian calendar. Some of the faithful were murdered today while they worshiped. But you ambush Robert Mueller outside of his church and chuckle about it afterward. This is loathesome. Shame on you,” she wrote.

 

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