While the mainstream media and Democrats rapidly shift their focus from the thoroughly debunked “collusion” narrative to Robert Mueller’s inconclusive findings on “obstruction,” President Trump has been busy celebrating what he and his lawyers have emphatically declared his complete exoneration: “no collusion, no obstruction.” Since the release of the Special Counsel’s final report, Trump’s activity online has been almost entirely focused on the report’s findings and analysis of those findings by media figures, particularly over at his favorite cable news network. He’s also made a point of pushing back on some of the “bullsh**” claims in the “Crazy Mueller Report.”
Trump’s first post-Mueller report tweet, issued as Barr was giving his press conference, was met with a rebuke from HBO: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats: Game Over,” reads the “Game of Thrones”-themed meme. Trump chose to pin that one to the top of his feed.
Trump then posted a “no collusion, no obstruction”-themed video:
Thursday afternoon, Trump tweeted the first of a series of quotes from media figures on the Right (tweets below).
“‘Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not Obstruction,'” Trump wrote, citing Fox News’ Jesse Watters. “I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted,” the president added. “I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!”
Thursday evening, Trump pointed out that the Russian election meddling all took place while Barack Obama was president. “Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected,” wrote Trump.
He then quoted another Fox News host, Martha MacCallum, pushing back on the “obstruction” narrative: “When there is not an underlying crime with regard to Collusion (in fact, the whole thing was a made up fraud), it is difficult to say that someone is obstructing something. There was no underlying crime.”
Trump next highlighted comments by Tucker Carlson, who issued a blistering rebuke of the media on his show Thursday night. “‘If dozens of Federal prosecutors spent two years trying to charge you with a crime, and found they couldn’t, it would mean there wasn’t any evidence you did it — and that’s what happened here — that’s what we just learned from the Mueller Report,'” Trump wrote, quoting Carlson. “‘The Mueller Report is perhaps the single most humiliating thing that has ever happened to the White House Press in the history of this Country. They know they lied…Many reporters lied about Russia Collusion and so much more. Clapper & Brennan, all lies.'”
The president followed that pair of posts by retweeting a comment by The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel: “Jump to ‘where the Mueller team lists its ‘prosecution and declination’ decisions . . . try not to picture Mueller ‘pit bull’ prosecutor Andrew Weissmann collapsed under mountains of federal statutes after his two-year hunt to find one that applied.'”
“Kimberley Strassel should get the Pulitzer,” Trump wrote. “She is a treasure (and I don’t know her) who correctly called the Russia Hoax right from the start! Others who were soooo wrong will get the Prize. Fake News!”
Trump’s “Crazy Mueller Report” tweets continued Friday morning, with Trump defending his decision not to testify and dismissing some of the statements made about him in the report as “total bullsh**” that were “given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad).”
“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue,” he tweeted. “Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the ‘Report’ about me, some of which are total bullsh** & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…” (No follow-up tweet has since been posted.)
Trump’s tweets below: