When 93-year-old World War II veteran Mitchell Tendler died last December, his son Walter said he had one final regret: that he would leave this earthly realm without ever learning the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “It just was quiet for a little while,” Walter Tendler told NPR, “and then he just sits up in bed halfway and looks at me and he goes, ‘Shit, I’m not going to see the Mueller report, am I?’ And that was really the last coherent thing that he said.”
While I personally would like to think that I’d have more pressing questions on my mind when it’s my time to go (Did Adnan do it? Is the pee tape real?), there are others who, like Tendler, are hoping to find out the outcome of Mueller’s investigation before they shuffle along off this mortal coil. NPR found another likeminded man, 94-year-old Richard Armstrong, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently in hospice care.
“I was hoping to live to see the outcome of what I think it should be—justice,” Armstrong said. “I’ll be surprised and disappointed if it isn’t.”
Mueller is reportedly reaching the end of his investigation, though it’s unclear when and if his findings will be made public. For Armstrong’s sake, let’s hope it’s soon!