Four days after the release of Attorney General William Barr's redacted version of the Mueller report President Donald Trump is both claiming it exonerates him while attacking Mueller's team and the report.
And now he's gaslighting Americans about the meaning of "high crimes and misdemeanors," and what acts rise to the level of impeachable offenses.
Only high crimes and misdemeanors can lead to impeachment. There were no crimes by me (No Collusion, No Obstruction… https://t.co/DorpeX0Qm1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1555940861.0
Trump is wrong on all counts. Notice, also, he's neglected to include treason and bribery.
Article Two of the United States Constitution clearly states:
"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
The Constitution does not define bribery, or "high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
And the Mueller report in no way exonerated him, certainly not from obstruction – as much as he claims it did.
Meanwhile, if Democrats committed crimes, why is the Dept. of Justice not investigating and prosecuting those "crimes"?
On social media, Trump's tweet garnered a good deal of mockery – and attempts to educate the President on impeachment:
@realDonaldTrump sounds like you're trying to convince yourself here tick tock sweetheart— Calvin (@Calvin)1555940992.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/IBfZclAXdY— GirlSparky 🇺🇸 America is back. 🇺🇸 (@GirlSparky 🇺🇸 America is back. 🇺🇸)1555943004.0
@realDonaldTrump That’s not how any of this works, dotard. Nice try though.— (((John M. Becker))) (@(((John M. Becker))))1555940973.0
@realDonaldTrump From Article 1 of impeachment of Clinton: "William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the integrity… https://t.co/q99lu1epCG— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1555943534.0
1) "High crimes and misdemeanors" does not mean you have to break the law. 2) Even if it did, Trump is currently a… https://t.co/mkHd0jStiE— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1555941436.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually I would refer you to Volume 2, page 154 of report -it's clear Mueller found you committed… https://t.co/IAbsZsivS5— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1555943471.0
@realDonaldTrump The #MuellerReport clearly stated: "If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the fac… https://t.co/jSDJ5F0yCE— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@Dena Grayson, MD, PhD)1555943054.0
Regardless of whether Trump committed the crime of obstruction, “high crimes” do not have to be actual criminal off… https://t.co/Ijh4ltTivR— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1555941863.0
Fun fact: "High crimes and misdemeanors" isn't defined in the Constitution - something Trump would know if he didn'… https://t.co/dwOarHSD2p— 🍕🏴☠️Blue Wisco🏴☠️🍕 (@🍕🏴☠️Blue Wisco🏴☠️🍕)1555943458.0
When the president has to deny impeachment charges, he's losing. https://t.co/NWrfXlx8Cz— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca)1555943016.0