Mueller Report Reaction: Trump Tweets That Some Statements False

Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Palm Beach International airport, Florida on April 18. 

Photographer: NIicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump complained that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was a waste of time and said it’s “time to turn the tables” on those responsible for starting the investigation.

In a tweet Friday, Trump said it’s time to “bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason. This should never happen again!” The comment followed a tweet earlier in the day that called the probe an “Illegally Started Hoax.”

Earlier Friday, the president tweeted that because he didn’t “testify,” there was no reason for him to respond to accounts and revelations in the report. He said that some statements in the report by certain people, whom he didn’t identify, “are total bulls— & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad).”

Trump has said Mueller’s report, released Thursday, shows there was no collusion and exonerated him.

Mueller’s report didn’t find an “underlying crime” by Trump related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. But the report provides an exhaustive account of Trump’s efforts to head off or undermine the probe, saying Congress could take action on at least 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice. Attorney General William Barr said he determined obstruction didn’t take place.

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