Trump defended himself against a central accusation of obstruction in the Mueller report today in a few early morning Tweets. Essentially he explains that he never told Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller and points out that he didn’t need to, as he could have just done it himself.
As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so. If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn’t need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself. Nevertheless,....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
....Mueller was NOT fired and was respectfully allowed to finish his work on what I, and many others, say was an illegal investigation (there was no crime), headed by a Trump hater who was highly conflicted, and a group of 18 VERY ANGRY Democrats. DRAIN THE SWAMP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
.....Despite the fact that the Mueller Report was “composed” by Trump Haters and Angry Democrats, who had unlimited funds and human resources, the end result was No Collusion, No Obstruction. Amazing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
To listen to the salivating media and Democrats, you’d think that Trump fired Mueller two years ago and stopped the investigation.
But this is the key point, that Mueller was never fired and his investigation never obstructed, just as AG Barr indicated weeks ago.
And as Mark Levin has already pointed out, just because it’s in the Mueller report doesn’t mean it’s all true. Trump denies some of it, as in this case.
Trump is clearly done with all of this and isn’t going to allow McGahn or any other aid to testify before Congress without a fight. So if you think there’s an open question here, don’t expect it to be resolved any time soon.