CNN’s Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin stepped into it big time when he made a ridiculous assertion during Barr’s press conference.
In the presser, Barr explained that they took into account evidence of Trump’s frustration over the Mueller investigation undermining his presidency when making their determination that he did not obstruct justice.
But Jeffery Toobin has another theory:
Happy people don’t obstruct justice. Trump’s frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, not innocence. But let’s see the report . .
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) April 18, 2019
That’s patently ridiculous. Where is this guilt? Mueller found that Trump did NOT collude!
Also, if this was really evidence of Trump’s guilt then Trump would have likely obstructed justice, which he clearly did not.
But even more so, it’s absurd to suggest that just because someone is frustrated that it means they are guilty. Innocent people don’t ever become ever unhappy when falsely accused? Idiot.
Toobin’s tweet didn’t go over well at all on Twitter. Here’s a few responses:
This is just embarrassing. It’s literally Elle Woods’ excuse for why her client couldn’t have committed murder in “Legally Blonde.” https://t.co/S4w4HITqby
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 18, 2019
“Stop being angry we accused you of losing an election you won and being a Russian agent!” https://t.co/EgIfAfODL0
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 18, 2019
This is the Left’s strategy. Make a false accusation and then claim that your anger at the accusation is proof of its veracity. They did it with Kavanaugh and now Trump. It really is vile and stupid and dishonest. https://t.co/LEt5oI9QHD
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 18, 2019
This is a nuclear reactor meltdown level bad legal take https://t.co/uJPvcTrOSO
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) April 18, 2019
The Kavanaugh ploy again! *If you’re angry about being accused of something it means you did it!* https://t.co/KUzDUEOdkw
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) April 18, 2019
“Your honor, the prosecution points to Exhibit A, the defendant’s unhappiness.” https://t.co/9QLJYiXgTz
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 18, 2019
How leftists operate:
1. Make a false claim about a person
2. Watch the target vigorously defend themself against the smear
3. Publicly conflate their defense with culpability
— Josh Senft (@JoshSenft) April 18, 2019
Analysis from the Avenatti School of Law https://t.co/hBhFTcIWfr
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) April 18, 2019
And the long list goes on, but you get the idea.