Trump rage tweets at critics of Barr's defense of White House: 'I could have fired everyone'
President Donald Trump. (AFP/File / Alex Edelman)

President Donald Trump has been active on Twitter throughout Thursday as the public chewed over the Mueller report, and he gloated over his self-proclaimed restraint late in the day.

The lengthy report contained 10 references to impeachment and urged Congress to examine findings that strongly suggested obstruction of justice, but Trump agreed with a Fox News host's analysis of what special counsel Robert Mueller uncovered.

“Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back," said Fox News broadcaster Jesse Watters. "That is not Obstruction.”

Trump insisted he had the authority to end Mueller's probe -- which witnesses told the special counsel he tried to do.

"I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted," Trump tweeted. "I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!"