Donald Trump has publicly screamed, “no collusion, no obstruction” since the beginning of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the obstruction of justice efforts of the president. Of course, Trump also screamed that he had no business dealings in Russia, that he knew nothing about illegal campaign donations in the form of hush money paid to his mistress, and that he was not involved in crafting Don, Jr.’s false statements regarding that infamous Trump Tower meeting.
Anyone who takes Trump at word, at this point, is just practicing blind ignorance.
As I have been saying all along, NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION! pic.twitter.com/BnMB5mvHAM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
Trump’s reaction to the Mueller report’s release on Twitter has been a prime example of a president melting down publicly. He has, in recent days, begun attacking the investigators rather than addressing their claims again, showing that he has no leg to stand on as far as defending his actions. Immediately following the release of the report, Trump tweeted a mashup of newspaper headline screenshots and political news pundits discussing the “no collusion” claim by Attorney General William Barr.
The problem with that mashup is that every piece of it is from March 2019 and are related only to the AG’s summary. The actual report wasn’t released until weeks later and did not, in any way, support Barr’s claims.
Instead, the report listed numerous instances of Trump’s attempts, sometimes successful, to obstruct justice. Some of the most egregious attempts were only unsuccessful because Trump aides refused to break the law for the president, others, like the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, were carried out. Collusion is not a legal term, but conspiracies were also uncovered and Mueller recommended further investigation in that area.
It wasn’t what Trump wanted the public to know, but his lies and proclamations also don’t change the conclusions. Twitter users, who are reading the report for themselves, weighed in. Read some of their comments below: