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With Robert Mueller confirming that Donald Trump isn’t (but is) currently under investigation, the internet filled in the gaps. Poorly.
And it all came tumbling down. Sort of. Tying of the noose to fit Donald Trump is a particularly complex knot. Especially considering it undoes its own logic. This lunchtime finds us perplexed as Robert Mueller, special counsel assigned to cleave the Don admitted that the sitting President is involved, but does not consider him to be a criminal target. In casual parlance, he’s Schrödinger’s President. Under the cardboard box of investigation, he’s both alive and dead.
WaPo: Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target https://t.co/sBNp1FWM1c
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 4, 2018
The investigation, of course, swirls around the Russian involvement in the election that crowned the man king. An investigation, that the king has a particular mountain of umbrage for. Which is about standard. However, what makes this horse a different colour, and the stench of this news tolerable, is the response to the news on Twitter.
Which, considering what we know is very little, the rhetoric steps anywhere between, yeah, maybe and really, bro?
More I digest the WaPo story the more I think Trump’s lawyers are attempting to put Mueller in a box by leaking it.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 4, 2018
Mueller has absolutely nothing.
If he had so much as an upaid parking ticket on Trump or anyone in his family, the dirty sonofabitch would have leaked it by now.
Mueller is a f*cking disgrace.
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) April 4, 2018
Mueller has spent the last year looking under every rock, around every corner, opening little packets of Russian salad dressing looking for love letters to/from Trump/Putin. His report will detail how he looked everywhere and only found HRC/DNC/BHO/U1/Fusion GPS/Russia collusion.
— Ben B (@benonceagain) April 4, 2018
Even tho the whole Russia thing is a scam, it’s the only way Mueller can keep his job. He knows that as soon as this is over that he is gone. So he has to milk this out as long as he can.
— PunkySkunk (@PunkySkunk411) April 4, 2018