President Donald Trump quoted several Fox News personalities on Twitter on Thursday evening, and in one tweet he claimed to have held back on firing special counsel Robert Mueller during the Russia probe.
Hours after Mueller’s report was made public and Americans saw for themselves Trump did not conspire with Russia to win the 2016 election and the Department of Justice did not believe there was enough evidence to charge him with obstruction, Trump appeared to be watching Fox News.
“‘Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not Obstruction.’ @JesseBWatters I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. 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!”
Trump wrote in another post:
“Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected.”
In other tweets, Trump simply quoted Fox News hosts in their analysis of the Mueller probe, which is now complete. Democrats, however, are taking a deep dive into Trump’s background and appear poised to use the Mueller report to find something on Trump.