On Thursday, AG William Barr released the Mueller report, which exonerated President Trump of collusion.
During Barr’s press conference, he shut down a reported who was trying to suggest he was protecting President Trump.
Watch the video:
Attorney General William Barr shuts down a reporter who tried to suggest that he was protecting President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/rpZEUD9pz2
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 18, 2019
USA Today reported that President Donald Trump quickly claimed vindication Thursday following the release of Robert Mueller’s report, even as congressional Democrats pressed for the special counsel to testify about his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“I’m having a good day,” Trump said at a White House event for the Wounded Warrior Project. “It’s called no collusion, no obstruction.”
“This should never happen to another president ever again,” he said of Mueller’s investigation, which he again called a “hoax.”
The newly released Mueller report revealed that members of Trump’s campaign showed interest in benefiting Russian government efforts to sway the election in his favor, but investigators did not find evidence that their conduct amounted to a crime.
However, the media is in a full blown meltdown, and they took to Twitter to unload.
Barr clearly laying out a sympathetic presentation: "The president was frustrated and angered" that the investigation was undermining his presidency.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 18, 2019
Please throw this clearly misleading DOJ guidance out the window. Barr is delivering a full-throated defense of the President based on a report the public and Congress will only see after he’s done. https://t.co/Y9vvy1wo9m
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 18, 2019
Oh so the attorney general is giving us another summary of the report and giving a little rah rah nod to the White House? Just because one says something monotone with no emotion doesn’t make it right, ok or acceptable. This press conference is crazy.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) April 18, 2019
The Trump campaign encouraged and participated in the dissemination of stolen DNC and Clinton Campaign emails. HOWEVER, Bc they did not participate in the actual act of hacking, there is no crime.
Their actions were foul and unpatriotic, apparently not criminal.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 18, 2019
William Barr is a polical hack in attorney general’s clothing.
It’s simply disgusting.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 18, 2019
That arrogant, willfully misleading press conference was shocking even by 2019 standards. We continue to underreact to our government's transformation into an authoritarian junta.
— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) April 18, 2019
In case you missed it, the attorney-general of the United States just blamed the media for the president's obstruction of justice. This is just completely fcking amazing.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 18, 2019
Wow, Barr is actually doing this. Pre-spinning the Mueller report in Trump’s favor.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) April 18, 2019
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 18, 2019
The Attorney General of the United States just defended obstruction because of the President's hurt feelings.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 18, 2019
Interfering with an investigation because you are frustrated is the very definition of corrupt motives
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 18, 2019
Imagine how frustrated Nixon was during Watergate when he suffered many many leaks (remember Deep Throat?) and political attacks. Yet he was still impeached for, inter alia, obstruction of justice. https://t.co/6BLOegFfjf
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) April 18, 2019
Saying @realDonaldTrump "fully cooperated" when he and his family didn't testify is like saying you took a shower when you really just walked around in the rain.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) April 18, 2019
Translated: The press fell for the most obvious trick in the book and instead of analyzing how the press fell for it, they will applaud the tricksters for tricking them. https://t.co/0EhZTaWdkk
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 18, 2019
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) April 18, 2019
I simply don’t understand how you can actually claim that Trump "took no act that in fact deprived the Special Counsel” of witnesses when Trump REFUSED TO SIT DOWN FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SPECIAL COUNSEL!!
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 18, 2019
Now that we’ve heard from the President’s attorney, will the Attorney General show up?
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 18, 2019
Barr: No one associated with Trump "illegally participated in the dissemination" of hacked emails via WIkiLeaks. Note the word "illegally."
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 18, 2019
Again ask yourself why Barr is doing a press conference hours before the report is released. I hope he too will be held accountable for his role in this heist when it is over. Mueller and his team refuse to associate themselves with this propaganda. Which is telling.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) April 18, 2019