Though the Mueller investigation came up with nothing against Donald Trump and vindicated him of collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election, many on the left are unwilling to accept these results.
Since Attorney General William Barr revealed the first details from the Mueller report on Thursday morning, many Democrats have been doing their best to keep a dying narrative going.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others have called for Robert Mueller himself to testify about the investigation in front of Congress.
“AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress,” the congresswoman tweeted.
AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress. https://t.co/waoGzLntlt
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 18, 2019
One of Trump’s personal attorneys, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, actually agreed that it would be good for Mueller to testify.
Others have suggested Democrats go after the president for obstruction of justice, a route of action Judge Andrew Napolitano predicted would not end well for the party.
Some, like MSNBC host Chris Matthews, are even calling for impeachment proceedings as a way to continue the investigation.
President Donald Trump bit back today on Twitter against critics who believe he obstructed the Mueller investigation in any way. The president had one simple argument: he could have fired the special investigator at any time over the course of the last two years, but he didn’t.
The president tweeted that the “witch hunt” against him could have been stopped if he wanted it to be stopped.
“I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted,” tweeted Trump on Thursday afternoon. “I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!”
The president began his tweet with a quote from Fox News host Jesse B. Watters, who defended Trump against obstruction accusations earlier in the day.
“Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not obstruction,” said Watters.
Check out Trump’s tweet below:
“Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not Obstruction.” @JesseBWatters I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
The president has been taking a victory lap of sorts on social media all day in the wake of the release of the Mueller report.
Earlier in the day, he released a “Game of Thrones”-style meme that targeted “the haters and far left Democrats” who had pushed forward the theory that Trump stole the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton.
“No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and radical left Democrats — GAME OVER,” wrote Trump.
The president also tweeted a clip video of MSNBC and CNN hosts reluctantly agreeing that Trump was cleared of any illegal activity following the results of the Mueller investigation.
Trump is absolutely right in pointing out that he could have fired Mueller at any time, but he never did. This fact and this fact alone should destroy any of what’s left of flimsy legal arguments against him, but the left is unfortunately committed to ignoring the results of the Mueller investigation and desperately clinging to their tired conspiracy theories.