September 23, 2023

Trump just finally finished the foul-mouthed Twitter rant he began nine hours ago

President Trump is now on day two of bitterly complaining about a report which he and his team insist completely exonerates him of wrongdoing. The truth is, of course, far less convenient for the administration than that.

Trump’s handpicked Attorney General William Barr released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election with parts of it heavily redacted. Even with large swathes hidden, it still contained deeply damaging information about the president, including ten instances where Mueller probed whether or not Trump attempted to obstruct justice. The fact that Barr declined to pursue obstruction charges against the president says more about his own personal loyalties than it does Trump’s crimes.

While Barr went out of his way to dress up the investigation as a positive for the president, the facts within its pages comprise the most damning single document on any president in American history. Trump is clearly displeased that many are focused on the report’s details of corruption than Barr’s white wash. Earlier today, he took to Twitter to complain about statements made by “certain people” in the “Crazy Mueller Report.” It’s unclear which statements he’s referring to and whether he means Special Counsel Robert Mueller is “crazy” or just his report.

The president went on to claim that the report was written by “18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters.” It wasn’t. Robert Mueller is a lifelong Republican appointed to his role by other Republicans. The nickname itself is a bizarre and inane reference to the classic film “12 Angry Men” and yet another reminder that the president is a man who struggled to string together cogent thoughts.

In his tweets, Trump advised his followers to “watch out” for people who take “so-called ‘notes’ when the notes never existed until needed.” Presumably, he is referring to the hilarious bit of the Mueller report that reveals Trump was surprised to see his then-White House Counsel Don McGahn taking notes on a meeting about Mueller. When asked why McGahn was taking notes when none of Trump’s previous lawyers ever did, McGahn replied that he was a “real lawyer.”

President Trump then proceeded to call some of the statements in the report “total bullshit” engineered to make others look good or make him look bad. Given his incredible habit of lying about just about everything, Trump calling anything said by someone else “bullshit” is less than convincing.

The tweet ended by falsely stating that Mueller’s investigation was an “Illegally Started Hoax.” In reality, the probe was created and conducted completely within the standards of the law, and the mountain of damning information contained in the final report proves once and for all that it was no hoax.

Trump, who isn’t exactly known for his attention span, either got too distracted to send the next tweet implied by the above ellipsis or mistakenly thought he had sent the final tweet. It ended up taking almost 9 hours for him to realize that his thread wasn’t finished.

In the long-delayed and finally published tweet, Trump called the investigation a “big, fat, waste of time, energy and money” and claimed that it cost taxpayers $30,000,000. In reality, Mueller’s investigation might actually end up making money, due to the tens of millions of dollars in assets seized from convicted crooks like Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Trump tended the tweet with the disturbing and incredibly authoritarian call to “turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people,” presumably referring to his political opponents and the diligent law enforcement agents involved in Mueller’s investigation.

The president raised the possibility that “Spying or Treason” could have been committed by his enemies, which is exactly the kind of paranoia his unhinged followers thrive on. It represents a profound danger to the Republic, and once again Trump has made it clear that he must be impeached before he can inflict further damage on this country.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.