Trump falsely asserted that the people closest to him were never called to testify by the special counsel ― because the president claimed those people would have said “only very good things” about him.
Isn’t it amazing that the people who were closest to me, by far, and knew the Campaign better than anyone, were never even called to testify before Mueller. The reason is that the 18 Angry Democrats knew they would all say ‘NO COLLUSION’ and only very good things!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2019
Many journalists on Twitter pointed out the president’s fake news.
Hundreds of people were interviewed by the Special Counsel, including some who were arguably among those closest to the president like Hope Hicks and Jared Kushner https://t.co/wO7bUkDTL5
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) April 22, 2019
Not clear who Trump is referring to. Pretty much every top aide on the campaign and in the White House spoke to Mueller, including Hope Hicks, Don McGahn, Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, etc. Only person who the report revealed *didn’t* voluntarily talk to Mueller was Don Jr. https://t.co/881FyqEaJE
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) April 22, 2019
Trump himself was asked to testify but his lawyers fought that request and agreed to send written responses, which Mueller’s team viewed as inadequate https://t.co/brqDcDqmHu
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 22, 2019
Others were happy to highlight the president’s false statement as well.
YOUR Campaign Chairman – Manafort. Guilty.
YOUR National Security Adviser – Flynn. Guilty.
YOUR Attorney – Cohen. Guilty.#ImpeachDonaldTrump
— Rachel Wolf (@iamRachelWolf) April 22, 2019
Isn’t it amazing that YOU refused to testify, and that even the written answers you gave were evasive?
Isn’t it amazing that you hide behind a report redacted by Coverup General Bagdad Bill Barr, who also covered up Iran Contra?
You are PATHETIC.#ImpeachTrump
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 22, 2019
But one person did see a hopeful message in Trump’s tweet.
Are you saying you would like to sit down and give testimony under oath?
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) April 22, 2019