Sometimes the best material on Twitter can be found deep in the threads of the replies to tweets that may not surface immediately when the initial post is made.
Consider the series of replies to this falsehood-laden tweet by President Trump yesterday afternoon.
Everybody is asking how the phony and fraudulent investigation of the No Collusion, No Obstruction Trump Campaign began. We need to know for future generations to understand. This Hoax should never be allowed to happen to another President or Administration again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2019
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Kyle Cheney, a congressional reporter for Politico, felt compelled to address Trump’s mischaracterization of the Mueller investigation which was neither phony nor fraudulent nor a hoax, reminding the president that there was never an investigation into any allegations of obstruction of justice until after the campaign was over and Trump had already been inaugurated.
There was no obstructon investigation until 6 months after the campaign ended. https://t.co/DzO68ltcOs
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 31, 2019
George Conway, the conservative Republican Washington DC lawyer, Trump critic, and husband of senior presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway, saw Cheney’s reply to Trump and filled in a bit more context that helped answer the question the president originally posed.
Yes—apparently some idiot fired the FBI director and then went on national television and said that he had “this Russia thing with Trump” on his mind “when I decided to just do it.” He’s probably the guy to blame. https://t.co/uiRjX1vmBy
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 31, 2019
Conway points to just one of the many publicly demonstrated examples of clear attempts by President Trump to undermine the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia in defending the legitimacy of reasons for the Special Counsel’s probe.
As long as Trump keeps trying to spin the paltry details released by his hand-picked Attorney General William Barr into unearned public declarations of his exoneration — a conclusion that is exactly the opposite of what even Barr wrote in his parsimonious summary of the Mueller report — we can count on George Conway to continue to call out his lies. Conway is going to busy for a while now.
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