Donald Trump is taking a victory lap claiming no obstruction of justice while the Mueller report explicitly says he was not cleared.
Mueller report: “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”
Attorney Bill Barr not only spun the report to favor Trump. He lied also.
Read the scrubbed and heavily-redacted Mueller Report: https://t.co/LH8dFipLX3
Reaction on Twitter:
Trump gave Lewandowski a note to give to Jeff Sessions. It directed Sessions to give a speech that said POTUS was being treated unfairly & hadn't interacted with Russians on campaign. "He didn't do anything wrong except he ran the greatest campaign in American history," it read.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) April 18, 2019
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told investigators she lied to the press after Comey firing pic.twitter.com/JNN9ObzKFd
— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) April 18, 2019
.@PaulaReidCBS reports "one of the most remarkable things I saw in here was the president's reaction to being informed by former AG Sessions that Special Counsel Mueller had been appointed: "Oh my god, this is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f**ed." #MuellerReport pic.twitter.com/0D3i7zG193
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 18, 2019
Barr looks like a teddy bear. But he is complicit. He is duplicitous. He is disloyal to the Constitution. He is in dereliction of duty. He strategically & meticulously planned this charade today when people are distracted by a Holiday week & Congress not in session. He is devious
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 18, 2019
Look, I'm a tea party conservative, but what Bill Barr did today should anger every American, no matter your personal politics.
The top law enforcement officer in America just became a shill for the President. That's just plain wrong. No matter your politics, that's just wrong.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 18, 2019
It is clear Barr didn't just spin for Trump, he lied for him.
— John Weaver (@jwgop) April 18, 2019
.@AriMelber's live reaction to Mueller report release:
It "sounds like Bob Mueller going point by point, tracing the line of information, where did the hack turn into a dissemination" pic.twitter.com/pqDqczEeH3
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 18, 2019
This morning was another example of how Trump is using the machinery of Justice to his advantage. Congress cannot allow a president to place himself above the law in this way.
— Rudy Mehrbani (@RudyMehrbani) April 18, 2019
One silver lining: Trump can no longer deny that Russia interfered in our elections. He and Congress should feel tremendous pressure to shore up the security of our election infrastructure. #MuellerReport
— Wendy Weiser (@WendyRWeiser) April 18, 2019