After the release of the redacted Mueller report to the public last week, many Republicans treated the inability to establish conspiracy and obstruction beyond a shadow of a doubt amounted to total exoneration.
Many dismissed the multiple incidents in the report that detail instances in which President Donald Trump tried to hinder the Special Counsel's investigation at nearly every turn including ordering then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to influence Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller as well as lie to the public, firing former FBI Director James Comey under suspicious circumstances, and multiple instances of misrepresenting or outright lying about the facts.
Despite continuing to lambast the investigation and the report on Twitter, Trump insists that the report completely clears him—and his base is buying it.
The end result of the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history is No Collusion with Russia (and No Obstruction). Pretty Amazing!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1555762541.0
However, at least one Republican group finds the details of the President's behavior outlined in the Mueller Report more than a little disturbing, and they're running an ad to spread the word.
The 34 second ad doesn't mince words when it comes to just what the Mueller Report contains:
"The Mueller Report revealed multiple instances of Trump lying and obstructing justice. Twenty years ago, Republicans denounced a Democratic president for lying and obstructing justice."
It then cuts to footage of numerous Republican lawmakers railing against then-President Bill Clinton for lying to the American people, and to investigators, about his relationship with White House Intern Monica Lewinsky. Republicans in the ad launch one specific accusation throughout: Obstruction of Justice.
"Republicans cared stood for the rule of law then. We should stand for the rule of law now."
The ad encourages viewers to visit RuleOfLawRepublicans.com.
"Obstruction of Justice" isn't the only ad by Rule of Law Republicans calling out Trump for the revelations in the Mueller Report.
Another ad released at the same time shows various Fox News hosts pointing out just how the Mueller Report doesn't exonerate Trump.
Republicans for the Rule of Law has purchased time for this ad on Fox and Friends Monday morning. I trust you, alon… https://t.co/6psYVnoDBL— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1555702482.0
People are glad that a group is prioritizing the integrity of the Presidency and the stability of the United States over the perception of its party.
@BillKristol Hope they play this clip all day, every day on FOX!— kathy (@kathy)1555672577.0
@BillKristol @neal_katyal Do I like GOP, nope. I say bring on these kinds of ads though. #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachBarrNow— Grateful Jen 🍂🥧🍁 (@Grateful Jen 🍂🥧🍁)1555646606.0
@BillKristol @RadioFreeTom Bravo!— Tammy Lively (@Tammy Lively)1555639539.0
But for many, the GOP is too far gone.
@BillKristol @RadioFreeTom They don’t know what the Rule of Law is— Kate (@Kate)1555632280.0
@BillKristol @an13659633 Lol! When you have to beg your own party to follow the rule of law...it’s time to give up on that party...— Jcott (@Jcott)1555670978.0
Let's hope the rule of law becomes more "likable" as 2020 rears its head.