Card-carrying conservatives lamented Thursday in the wake of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
"Look, I'm a tea party conservative, but what Bill Barr did today should anger every American, no matter your personal politics," former GOP congressman Joe Walsh tweeted.
"The top law enforcement officer in America just became a shill for the President," Walsh added. "That's just plain wrong. No matter your politics, that's just wrong."
Look, I'm a tea party conservative, but what Bill Barr did today should anger every American, no matter your person… https://t.co/PhpyDxFbZa— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1555598285.0
The editorial board of the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner noted following the release of the report that in spite of Mueller's decision not to prosecute Donald Trump for collusion, the president "spent two years acting like a guilty man."
"The report exposes in him some of the same flaws Hillary Clinton shared, which we feared would compromise her presidency if she were elected: a reflexive aversion to transparency rooted in either guilt or paranoia," the editors wrote.
Tim Miller, a never-Trump Republican that formerly worked for Jeb Bush's campaign and now writes for the conservative Bulwark website, mused that "pro-Trumpers are going to go with the 'he lied, he cheated, he tried to steal but at least he didn’t do what the craziest panelists on MSNBC suggested he did' defense."
"4 more years!" he jokingly added.
The formerly anti-anti and now pro-Trumpers are going to go with the “he lied, he cheated, he tried to steal but at… https://t.co/suO2uKen3s— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller)1555604066.0
Check out more responses below:
Interfering with an investigation because you are frustrated is the very definition of corrupt motives— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1555595510.0
When you see the sheer number of blatant lies from Trump and his team about Russian contacts -- all gathered into o… https://t.co/RnRtlsPPT4— David French (@David French)1555613044.0
Congratulations Jr. Robert Mueller determined that you were too dumb to prosecute. https://t.co/FwYE1oRKlx— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1555614340.0
“Cohen recalled conversations with Trump in which the candidate suggested that his campaign would be a significant… https://t.co/9HEq8DA0Sh— Kurt Bardella (@Kurt Bardella)1555613916.0
this email conversation re: #TrumpTowerMoscow #MichealCohen is unreal ... absolutely no regard for the integrity of… https://t.co/ACQdV4YQgi— Kurt Bardella (@Kurt Bardella)1555613715.0
You still seem to get this wrong. From the Mueller Report: “we applied the concept of conspiracy law, not the conc… https://t.co/owXGIv7ETK— Michael Steele (@Michael Steele)1555612723.0
Congratulations to my colleagues at Republicans for the Rule of Law. Trump wanted to close down the Mueller investi… https://t.co/SCR2pcXi7G— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1555612021.0
Not a lawyer, but this sounds more than bit obstructy: Mueller: Trump "engaged in efforts to curtail the Special Co… https://t.co/5h256MnJRe— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes)1555602073.0
Just got another email from @realDonaldTrump, this one saying: “EXONERATED (again).” Can he read?— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter)1555610553.0