On the heels of Wednesday’s unexpected press conference with former special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump jumped on the crazy train to Spin City, first on Twitter, proclaiming his innocence because Mueller didn’t have enough evidence of his crimes to charge him with anything…
Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
…and then in a follow-up email to his supporters, where he begged for more money using the backdrop of the Mueller report to once again falsely claim that he was exonerated somehow by the findings of Mueller’s team:
The email is full of lies, including about the border wall (which is not being built) and global respect (which has declined steadily since his inauguration). Then he tried to speak for the entire country, saying “America doesn’t want to hear another word about the Mueller Report, unless it’s an apology from the Left and their Fake News friends.”
He wrapped it up by contradicting himself on what “America” wants by calling the largest group of registered voters — Democrats — “brainwashed” and saying he wants to shove the entire thing in their faces.
Trump inadvertently let slip, however, what he thought of the outcome of the Mueller investigation and in fact any investigation, by saying “only to fail.” By no measure did anyone “fail” to investigate him, so he must mean that they failed to bring him down.
Unfortunately for Trump, Robert Mueller was crystal clear during his address, calling on Congress to do their constitutional duty and begin the impeachment process when he said that “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.”
That’s both a way to explain to Americans why he was not able to indict Trump himself, and to signal to lawmakers that the ball is now in their court.
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