Barr says in his letter that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense” https://t.co/BV4RfMDaVM
— Bloomberg (@business) March 24, 2019
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
President Trump: Mueller report is "complete & total exoneration."
VP Pence: "Total vindication" of Trump.
Sarah Sanders: Trump "completely vindicated."
Robert Mueller: "While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) March 24, 2019
If Donald Trump really believed Mueller’s report exonerated him, he would waive executive privilege as to the entire report, declassify all or most of the report, and direct DOJ to release it tonight.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 24, 2019
New: The Trump campaign plans to conduct polling in the coming weeks around the extent to which the Mueller probe would be an effective attack against 2020 Dems, according to a person familiar with the plans. w/@learyreports @vmsalama https://t.co/oWtyCEEav3
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 24, 2019
The “no obstruction” conclusion was Barr’s, not Mueller’s. Dems might focus there because we already knew Barr had that weird view. But that would be an unforced error. People are hungry to move on. That means focusing on whether Trump can be trusted with our fate going forward.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 24, 2019
“Mr Barr’s take on Mr Mueller’s findings cannot be taken at face value: Mr Trump attempted to obstruct justice in full public view. Democrats are therefore right to demand publication of the report.”
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 24, 2019
It appears AG William Barr's take on obstruction prevailed. Barr's signaled what he would do before he was hired. So in reading William Barr’s letter on the Mueller Report, don't for his unsolicited memo to Trump on Obstruction of Justice https://t.co/Ulwkcw98JC.
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) March 24, 2019
JUST IN: Joint statement from @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer doesn’t mince words. Attorney General Barr “not a neutral observer” of the #MuellerReport and Trump’s comments today “not to be taken with any degree or credibility,” they say. pic.twitter.com/rMqjM8SWAH
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) March 24, 2019
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 24, 2019
This last point is a huge pride point for Trump’s lawyers – they gambled Mueller wouldn’t subooena Trump testimony, and he didn’t. https://t.co/oGOBq89wK4
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 24, 2019
My new one @Slate: How Mueller’s Unknown Reasoning Could Endanger American Democracy in 2020 https://t.co/kIihtNGyLP
And here is the start of a thread on my observations about the Barr letter: /1
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) March 24, 2019
Again, two days ago. You didn’t have to be a genius to see this coming: https://t.co/OqmEyBmnT3
— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) March 24, 2019
We saw the obstruction
It’s was fucking televised RT @MalcolmNance: Nothing to see here. Just a regular day in Washington. https://t.co/EvFf32kRHT
— John Cusack (@johncusack) March 24, 2019
tfw you’re at an all-you-can-eat buffet, but they try to kick you out at closing time when you haven’t yet had all you can eat: https://t.co/KRJJunroff
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 24, 2019
I’m comfortable with James Comey not talking for awhile. https://t.co/a3dophU3cF
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 24, 2019
Big moment. The Sun calls on Theresa May to quit. pic.twitter.com/x4MQHf5O7b
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) March 24, 2019
I am not sure that Chequers summit between @theresa_may and @BorisJohnson went as well as she might have hoped pic.twitter.com/DmWrZ4I8SK
— Robert Peston (@Peston) March 24, 2019
Johnson: "I imagined that the government would be sufficiently full of gumption to make a success of our departure… I am afraid I misread the government."
So now it's a lack of 'gumption' that is to blame.https://t.co/TTbWVN8peU
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) March 24, 2019
This I think is significant. There is an as-yet unquantified number of Tories who would surely vote for revocation in extremis. I.e. when that is literally the only mechanism to avoid no deal. The question then becomes: who sends the letter? https://t.co/NXUu9xiIIO
— Matthew O'Toole (@MatthewOToole2) March 24, 2019
The number of people signing the petition to revoke Article 50 in Belfast South (13,331) now exceeds the total vote cast for any single candidate in the 2017 General Election (Lyttle-Pengelly 13,299, McDonnell 11.303, Bradshaw 7,946, O'Muilleoir 7143) pic.twitter.com/LrEVQKuWJ6
— Duncan Morrow (@duncan_morrow) March 24, 2019
I'm sure Alliance, SDLP, Greens, SF will happily split that four ways again https://t.co/ceLDBMFDEz
— Good Friday Agreement (@BelfastAgmt) March 24, 2019
This breaks my heart. These communities go through enough trauma with a mass shooting and then they have to worry about losing the surviving children to suicide. We must do better! 😢 https://t.co/D4m0kPkJYD
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) March 24, 2019