Supporters of President Donald Trump celebrated on Sunday when Attorney General William Barr sent his summary of the Mueller report to Congress.
Barr said in a letter that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of direct collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives in an effort to influence the 2016 election. On whether or not the President attempted to obstruct justice with the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and other officials, the Special Counsel's findings were inconclusive.
The full report has yet to be seen by anyone, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for it to be released to the public, but despite the contents not being known, Republicans across the country are presenting Barr's letter as a "total exoneration" of Mr. Trump.
Among them are his daughter, Ivanka.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. — Abraham Lincoln— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1553467891.0
Ms. Trump invoked an Abraham Lincoln quote about slander to tout the findings presented in Barr's summary.
It quickly backfired.
@IvankaTrump So tweeting “WITCH HUNT” repeatedly regarding an investigation that revealed Russian interference in o… https://t.co/7Sfy1pq3Dy— JRehling (@JRehling)1553469297.0
@IvankaTrump Not-so-bold prediction: this tweet will not age well.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1553477968.0
@IvankaTrump You and your family are predatory grifters and your father is an amoral blight on our nation. You should dial it down a bit...— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1553483873.0
@IvankaTrump Your dad is not exonerated and he is a moron —- Tony Posnanski— Rage Donkey™️ (@Rage Donkey™️)1553467942.0
@IvankaTrump “My lord Ivanka Trump is an insufferable ass.” - also Abe Lincoln.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1553468849.0
Not to mention, defending Trump against so-called slander is rather rich.
Donald Trump's political capital was built on slander.
For years, he claimed former President Barack Obama wasn't an American and demanded his birth certificate, that President Obama wiretapped him, that the Democrats were the ones who really conspired with Russia, that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the Kennedy assassination, and countless other lies.
...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1498741103.0
The only “Collusion” is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others. Why didn’t the FBI take the Server from… https://t.co/yb97dayXd6— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1542293968.0
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with thes… https://t.co/xwSLxmNPpk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550407958.0
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1476616440.0
While Trump supporters will certainly cite Barr's letter until the 2020 election and onward, but at least they no longer seem to think that the investigation is a 'witch hunt.'