Comedian DL Hughley and other stars weigh in on Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony

While Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony lacked glitz and glamour, showbiz personalities from coast-to-coast weighed in with their thoughts on Wednesday’s proceedings.

#MeToo activist and “Who’s the Boss” star Alyssa Milano thought the highlight of the morning was Mueller answering “Yes” after California Rep. Ted Lieu asked, "The reason you did not indict Donald Trump was because of OLC opinion stating that you could not indict a sitting president, is that correct?”

Mueller later clarified that while he couldn’t indict the president, the issue wasn’t quite that black and white.

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"An unsuccessful attempt to obstruct justice is still a crime."
If we don’t start Impeachment proceedings against this lawless President, then what we fought for 243 yrs. ago will… https://t.co/G0ZREVuixg
Lieu: “The reason you did not indict Donald Trump was because of OLC opinion stating that you could not indict a si… https://t.co/7BBocOFd41
Wow. https://t.co/FhXMnYkXQO
Ted Lieu: The only reason you did not indict the President was because of the opinion that you can not indict a sit… https://t.co/CfzDZslzPx
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Trump’s bitter rival Bette Midler posted a screen shot of Mueller seated in front of a printout of Trump’s alleged quote to former attorney general Jeff Sessions “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f**ked.”

The Divine Miss M added: “Truly the words of an innocent man.”

Director Rob Reiner channeled the liberal Michael “Meathead” Stivic character he played in the politically charged 1970s sitcom “All in the Family” in calling for Trump’s impeachment Wednesday.

“There is absolutely no question: The President of the United States Obstructed Justice. Numerous times,” he wrote. “Mueller felt constrained by DOJ rules from drawing that conclusion. Now AG Barr has freed Mueller by publicly stating he could have done so. So, tell US! POTUS is a Criminal!”

Reiner’s fellow former TV star-turned-director Ron Howard tweeted his hopes that Twitter wouldn’t be the final word on Mueller’s findings.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, is sworn in before he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, is sworn in before he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, checks pages in the report as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, accompanied by his top aide in the investigation Aaron Zebley, right, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, accompanied by his top aide in the investigation Aaron Zebley, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, accompanied by his top aide in the investigation Aaron Zebley, right, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, accompanied by his top aide in the investigation Aaron Zebley, listens to a question as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A quote from the Muller report is displayed on a screen as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Mueller's report on Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, right, looks at papers as he questions former special counsel Robert Mueller during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller checks pages in the report as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, right, questions former special counsel Robert Mueller during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. At left is Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller looks at notes as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. A line from Mueller's report is shown on the rear screen during the hearing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is sworn in by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. At left is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and center is Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is sworn in by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller, arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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“I’m hoping this is widely viewed with open minds by all interested citizens and voters so we don’t have to depend entirely on pundits and social media for analysis,” TV’s Richie Cunningham wrote.

“Captain America” star Chris Evans re-tweeted video of Republican congressman Ken Buck asking Mueller if the president could be charged with a crime after he leaves office.

“Yes,” Mueller said.

Actress Mia Farrow, whose son Ronan recently won a Pulitzer Prize, tweeted her verdict on allegations against the president.

“You have zero credibility. And soon it will be clear to all that you did in fact obstruct justice — at least 10 times,” Farrow wrote.

Comedian DL Hughley tweeted, Instagrammed and gratuitously hash-tagged a photo of Mueller alongside a quote of the former FBI director saying “No” when Rep. Jerry Nadler asked if his report exonerated the president.

“Just to be CLEAR!!! Since #trump has said NUMEROUS times #Mueller and the #MuellerReport “exonerated him #TeamDL # crook #maga#F--kTrump,” Hughley wrote.

Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted in the middle of Mueller’s testimony that she was preparing for Christmas, which is five months away.

“Christmas planning has begun in the East Wing at the White House,” she wrote. “I’m looking forward to sharing our final vision for this unique tradition in the coming months.”

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