After 22 months, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has finally been released to the public, albeit redacted.
Though many supporters of President Donald Trump insist that the report is a total exoneration, that's far from the case. It details numerous links between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives and details the lengths to which Trump went in order to hinder the investigation's progress.
One of the most memorable moments of the report describes Donald Trump's reaction to learning that a Special Counsel had been appointed. Trump said:
"Oh My God...This Is the End of My Presidency. I'm F---ed."
Late night host Stephen Colbert had a field day with the exclamation on his Thursday night show. Watch below:
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Colbert used Trump's panic to point out something important, noting:
“That’s actually what I said at the beginning of your presidency and I’m guessing that’s not how an innocent person reacts."
@StephenAtHome @VAL_MAYNARD He wasn't wrong.— Eric Garland (@Eric Garland) 1555607142.0
@StephenAtHome This is my Favorite Trump Quote!— Ken Watkins (@Ken Watkins) 1555604524.0
@StephenAtHome Oh, yeah, these sound like the words of an Innocent Man.— J Myrechuck (@J Myrechuck) 1555610221.0
@StephenAtHome I'll take "Things a supposed innocent man doesn't say" for $1000 Alex! #MuellerReport #BarrCoverUp #IMFCKED— Devin Hamblet (@Devin Hamblet) 1555603561.0
Though the Trump team is already sprinting with its "total and complete exoneration" narrative, there are a bevy of crimes confirmed in the report, with evidence of more.
Trump is frantically trying to spin the findings...
Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat… https://t.co/8SSXuBchfu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555674789.0
...agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of w… https://t.co/MmsyKs6G2w— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555675736.0
“The Mueller Report is perhaps the single most humiliating thing that has ever happened to the White House Press in… https://t.co/SfynIGwhdB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555634296.0
...while touting that they somehow exonerate him.
https://t.co/222atp7wuB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555595853.0
As I have been saying all along, NO COLLUSION - NO OBSTRUCTION! https://t.co/BnMB5mvHAM— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555606744.0