Donald Trump and his minions are going all in on their desperate campaign to paint Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report as an unmitigated victory for the president and the rest of the GOP despite the fact Attorney General William Barr’s summary admits that Mueller explicitly did not exonerate Trump.
All we know at this point is that Mueller decided not to make a decision on the question of whether or not the president obstructed justice and that the investigation didn’t find enough evidence to proceed with collusion charges. It’s still entirely possible that the full report contains deeply damaging information about President Trump or his associates, which would explain while the Republicans still haven’t released it.
For his part, Trump seems to be laying the groundwork for an eventual decision to not release the report at all. He took to Twitter this morning to say that the “crazed Democrats” will not be happy no matter what information is released. Of course, he failed to mention that the only information that has been released was a brief summary written by his own handpicked Attorney General. In other words, not exactly the most credible source.
Trump also trotted out what is sure to become a recurrent part of his thetoric by referring to the special counsel’s report as the “No Collusion Mueller Report,” which in addition to being absolutely ridiculous sounding is not an accurate representation. Again, we don’t know that no evidence of collusion was found, we just know that there wasn’t enough to proceed with criminal proceedings over the issue.
The president ended his tweet by claiming that Democrats are laughing behind closed doors at the American people, a blatant lie. Regardless of the results of the Russia probe, the Democrats have since the beginning operated in good faith. They were right to push for an investigation into a man as clearly corrupt and criminal as Trump and even if they come up empty in the end on collision, it doesn’t mean it didn’t occur. Furthermore, if anyone is laughing behind closed doors it’s Donald Trump, a lifelong crook who somehow continues to evade the law.
The truth is that Democrats aren’t laughing at America, they’re trying to save it.
No matter what information is given to the crazed Democrats from the No Collusion Mueller Report, it will never be good enough. Behind closed doors the Dems are laughing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2019