Donald Trump kicked off Wednesday morning in an all-caps tweet to announce that the Republican-led Senate has totally cleared him of collusion with Russia, but investigators beg to differ — along party lines, of course. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) said that there is no evidence of collusion, but Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking member on the committee, disagreed saying that there are still a number of key witnesses to talk to. In addition, special counsel Robert Mueller isn’t finished with his investigation. Mueller has already handed down dozens of indictments, so it’s almost as if everyone in Trump’s orbit has not been completely aboveboard and obstruction may still be a factor. We’re not going to know until Mueller is finished.
Trump thinks he’s totally cleared, though, and took a victory lap on Twitter.
“The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!” President Exclamation Mark tweeted.
The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019
Well, that settles it then. Mueller should just pack up and go home. Republicans have cleared their president*. Case closed!
Twitter users pounced.
The Senate is led by Republicans. ENOUGH SAID!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 13, 2019
“sir, this is a Wendy’s drive-thru”
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 13, 2019
— KSD (@KSD371) February 13, 2019
Someone just fell out of bed.
— Free Syria Media Hub (@Free_Media_Hub) February 13, 2019
No “direct evidence”
— Corey Yow (@coreyyow) February 13, 2019
They’re not the ones investigating your criminal conspiracy with Russia.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) February 13, 2019
did they really say that in all caps?
— Dinosaur Earth Society (@DinosaurEarth) February 13, 2019
You told Lester Holt you fired Comey over the Russier thing.
— AntiNarcopathyPharmD (@narceducator) February 13, 2019
He keeps saying that, but he seems to be forgetting that it’s Robert Mueller that he should be worried about, not a Republican controlled Senate.
— cognizant canuck (@CanuckCognizant) February 13, 2019
I found no evidence of rats in the cellar after completing a thorough search of the attic.
— Terron (@TerronJEdwards) February 13, 2019
Michael Cohen… Guilty
Michael T Flynn… Guilty
Rick Gates… Guilty
George Papadopoulos… Guilty
Timothy Nolan… Guilty
Richard Pinedo… Guilty
Alex van der Zwaan… Guilty
Who will be next….
Donald Trump Jr….?
Donald J Trump….? pic.twitter.com/bM5vEm4AgV
— Michael (@Nissan_R32_GTST) February 13, 2019
No they said there is no DIRECT link to you that they know of. Burr also said on VNS that it was a shockingly large conspiracy to influence US elections.”
— DeMarr (@DKM09) February 13, 2019
— Bruce Lindner (@LukaBrazzi) February 13, 2019
But wait till you hear about the obstruction, conspiracy and laundering that Mueller and the SDNY are going to clip you for. You’re demented. Resign!
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) February 13, 2019
Dude, do you think if you say it enough, it will come true?
— MKE53222 (@NJCarey22) February 13, 2019
How about conspiracy 🙂
Also why have 90 people been indicted or plead guilty???#AskingForAFriend
— Pochassic (@Pochassic) February 13, 2019
If there is nothing wrong to be found then why are you having breakdown first thing in the morning? Someone is sweating it 😓 #SAD
— Tati G (@TatiG27205587) February 13, 2019
— Tess Whelan (@barefootlogical) February 13, 2019
Your idiot son had a meeting with Russian intelligence agents in Trump Tower in the hopes of getting election help.
Your campaign chair shared voter data with Russians.
You are a Russian mob money launderer who can’t take a piss w/o Putin’s permission.
But you be you.
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) February 13, 2019
Of course there was. You requested it on live TV for a start, remember?
— Roger Newman (@RogerNewman294) February 13, 2019
SURE BUT THAT’S LIKE ONE OF TWELVE CRIMES
— Maxime Martin (@Mekebab) February 13, 2019
Yay! EXECUTIVE TIME!
— KrissyKris👊✌👄 (@krissycar) February 13, 2019
Nothing says “I’m Innocent” like screaming, in all caps on Twitter, at Wednesday morning.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) February 13, 2019
— KrissyKris👊✌👄 (@krissycar) February 13, 2019
Evidence of collusion:
– meeting with Russians at Trump Tower to discuss sanctions
– asking Russia to hack Hillary’s server on TV
– Manafort giving poling information to Russian spy
– senior Trump campaign official directed to contact Roger Stone about Wikileaks’ next email dump
— me (@MarsenPaerson) February 13, 2019
Hey #Trump… did they scream this or is that just you sounding incredibly agitated and cray cray?
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 13, 2019
Buckle up, Mr. Trump, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Mueller isn’t finished and the SDNY is on his heels.
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