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Trump, His Sons, and Allies Celebrate Barr Summary of Mueller Report

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President Donald Trump speaks during CPAC on March 2 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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After an uncharacteristically quiet weekend, President Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly after Attorney General William Barr delivered a letter to Congress summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. He was there to celebrate:

Trump was hardly alone. He sent out his tweet shortly after his sons and several key allies also sent out celebratory tweets, claiming that the summary of the report proved that they were right all along to question the investigation.

Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first to release a statement, noting that after “more than two years of non-stop conspiracy theories” from media outlets and Democrats, “the Mueller report proves what those of us with sane minds have known all along, there was ZERO collusion with Russia.” Instead of apologizing though, “the Collusion Truthers in the media and the Democrat Party are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories.”

Eric Trump also directly attacked the media while celebrating the summary of the report and wondered whether it was time for “a simple apology” from mainstream media “for the hell everyone has been put through for the past two + years.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders characterized the summary as “a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the president’s closest allies in Congress, said that it was a “good day for the rule of law” and a “great day for President Trump and his team.” Graham also said that “the cloud hanging over President Trump has been removed.”

Hosue Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, meanwhile, said that the entire issue of Russian collusion is now “closed.” The California lawmaker said in a statement that “it is abundantly clear, without a shadow of a doubt, there was no

*This post has been updated with new information since it was first published.