As the public pored over the redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation on Thursday, celebrities and politicians weighed in on what the report meant for President Trump.
The 448-page report — divided into sections on collusion and obstruction — did not conclude that the president committed a crime but detailed “multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including the Russian-interference and obstruction investigations.”
It also confirmed that Russians interfered in the 2016 election.
The report’s rollout began Thursday morning with Atty. Gen. William P. Barr’s press conference, which critics, including 2020 presidential candidates, said focused on presenting Trump’s point of view rather than a balanced summary of the Mueller report’s findings.
Trump also fired off a series of angry tweets calling the Russia investigation the “greatest political hoax of all time” and characterizing it as “presidential harassment.”
His critics in Hollywood and beyond delighted in specific details found in the report, particularly Trump’s furious reaction to learning that Mueller had been appointed as special counsel.
That expletive-laden revelation from page 290 of the report, the report’s heavy redactions and Barr’s appearance were among the topics social media users highlighted Thursday.
Here’s what they had to say: