On Sunday, President Donald Trump responded to the release of special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe report with a celebratory Twitter post, falsely claiming he was completely exonerated.

“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” Trump tweeted after Attorney General William Barr sent a four-page letter to Congress summarizing the conclusions of Mueller’s report.

Although Mueller found no evidence of conspiracy or coordination between Trump 2016 campaign officials and the Kremlin, the special counsel has yet to reveal his findings regarding potential obstruction of justice by the president, so Trump is not in fact yet fully exonerated in this regard. Barr, however, did clear the president of obstruction, something that angered many Democratic lawmakers and led to them calling on the Justice Department’s leader to testify.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said in a statement that Trump had been completely exonerated.


Many Trump-backing conservative news outlets like Fox News reveled in the outcome of Mueller’s inquiry, and the president even quoted some of the network’s anchors on Twitter:

The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., also celebrated the result of the probe on Twitter by using the hashtag “#CollusionTruthers.”

Mueller also announced in his final report that no new charges or indictments would be brought against Trump associates. Many news outlets and legal pundits had speculated that Trump Jr. would be indicted. The president’s eldest son could still, however, face charges from the Southern District of New York.

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