President Donald Trump threatened to challenge his possible impeachment in the U.S. Supreme Court -- and legal experts and other social media users wondered what the heck he was talking about.
Trump insisted special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that he had committed "high crimes and misdemeanors," and instead argued that his opponent Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and "dirty cops" had committed crimes against him.
He then threatened to fight any impeachment proceedings in the Supreme Court, although it's not clear where he found the legal justification for that.
The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it (… https://t.co/P0Xq2h0Boq— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1556107806.0
The president's legal threat made no sense, and was further evidence of his corruption, according to scores of Twitter users.
(1) You’re lying again. (2) It’s astounding how little understanding you have of the Constitution you’ve sworn to… https://t.co/G6MFoy6ALk— George Conway (@George Conway) 1556108631.0
The Constitution: How Does It Work? https://t.co/LAWDeH2KbK— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner) 1556107981.0
@realDonaldTrump Obstruction of Justice. Abuse of Power— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮) 1556108577.0
“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court” - so much wrong with thi… https://t.co/xpXTn6VFeL— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1556108855.0
This glimpse into Trump's brain proves he considers the Supreme Court in his back pocket the same way he thinks the… https://t.co/z5xcU02orI— Brian Fallon (@Brian Fallon) 1556109394.0
Wait, wait -- you think the Supreme Court is going to stop a Senate impeachment trial? Did you replace Rudy Giulian… https://t.co/pPkmoCaHvd— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1556108949.0
@realDonaldTrump I feel like I shouldn't have to tell the president this but, the US Supreme Court will not stop im… https://t.co/KF6S4205NN— Jason Provencher (@Jason Provencher) 1556109467.0
@realDonaldTrump “I will go to the Judicial Branch to stop the Legislative Branch from performing its Constitutiona… https://t.co/fjzvmjGje3— Attorney@Law (@Attorney@Law) 1556108199.0
It’s a little weird but not surprising that not a single reporter has ever asked trump to explain any part of the c… https://t.co/YX9eQfFcJ0— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC) 1556108861.0
The Mueller report paints a picture of Trump constantly told by aides, lawyers, and other officials that much of wh… https://t.co/6cJ7m7U15P— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1556109450.0
Didn't lay a glove on you? Dude. You're sweating like a Roy Moore at a middle-school gym class. https://t.co/haQS34Qwdc— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1556108500.0
1) Trump has offered no proof of crimes by people who investigated him; 2) Trump can ask all he wants, but the Supr… https://t.co/hZNdVmED4a— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1556110104.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump acting like he can circumvent the constitutional impeachment process through the Supreme Cou… https://t.co/2C4cQ5W50y— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1556109037.0