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 (@IvankaTrump) March 24, 2019
Ms. Trump invoked an Abraham Lincoln quote about slander to tout the findings presented in Barr’s summary.
It quickly backfired.
So tweeting “WITCH HUNT” repeatedly regarding an investigation that revealed Russian interference in our elections is the second-best form of vindication, then?
— JRehling (@JRehling) March 24, 2019
Not-so-bold prediction: this tweet will not age well.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 25, 2019
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 (@johnpavlovitz) March 25, 2019
Your dad is not exonerated and he is a moron —- Tony Posnanski
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 24, 2019
“My lord Ivanka Trump is an insufferable ass.” – also Abe Lincoln.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 24, 2019
Not to mention, defending Trump against so-called slander is rather rich.