It seems like everyone had a different take on Robert Mueller’s press conference Wednesday, which saw the special prosecutor conclude his two-year investigation into Russian meddling with the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Democrats saw Muller saying “if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said,” as a hint that there was smoke and Congress should look for the fire. Republicans, on the other hand, interpreted his statements to mean the probe had come up short in its findings.
At any rate, we can put Geraldo Rivera squarely in the latter camp, unsurprisingly, as the Fox News host and mustache aficionado spent most of the afternoon and evening rage-tweeting about the outcome. “Thanks for nothing, Bob,” he fumed in one tweet, going on to suggest Trump was “stalked” and “besieged by haters” in subsequent tweets.
And then, Geraldo added the cherry on top:
“Fair Warning, as I did with Bill Clinton in 1997-8, I tonight announce that if you want to impeach this president on these facts you’ll have to come through me,” he tweeted.
Oh really? They’ll have to come through a 75-year-old cable news host? This, of course, was a surprise to many people, who proceeded to rake Geraldo over the coals on Twitter:
Others had some, uh, apt comparisons…
Meanwhile, having been “cleared” in the Mueller investigation, Trump couldn’t help but step in it during Thursday morning’s Executive Time.
“Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax,” Trump tweeted, adding: “And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist.”
It’s refreshing that at least he’s now just admitting it all. Perhaps not the best strategy of self-preservation, though. Who’s to say?