President Donald Trump started his week by retweeting himself multiple times within the 5 a.m. Eastern Time hour on Monday.

Trump’s tweets highlighted the inconsistent narrative that the president has pushed about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“For two years all the Democrats talked about was the Mueller Report, because they knew that it was loaded up with 13 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, later increased to 18,” he wrote. “But despite the bias, when the Report came out, the findings were No Collusion and facts that led to No Obstruction.”

He continued, “The Dems were devastated – after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them. But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs – Go back to work!”

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Trump was referring to a hearing held Monday by the House Judiciary Committee to address the “lessons learned” from Mueller’s final report, a redacted version of which was made public in April. The hearing featured a panel of experts, including John Dean, former White House counsel under President Richard Nixon. Dean pleaded guilty to obstruction in connection with the Watergate scandal, and in his testimony, he pointed to several similarities between that case and the current case for impeachment against Trump.

….No Obstruction. The Dems were devastated – after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them. But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs – Go back to work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019

Since the release of Mueller’s report, Trump has alternately claimed he was exonerated by the report and the special counsel’s work was biased against him.

Last Friday, for example, the president appeared to quote The Hill’s John Solomon — who has a long history of defending Trump — by claiming Mueller’s report was “totally biased against Trump.”

John Solomon: Factual errors and major omissions in the Mueller Report show that it is totally biased against Trump.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019

Later that morning, however, Trump shared a video from Fox News’ Sean Hannity and referred to Mueller’s report as “pure, political garbage!”

“Mueller’s report was pure, political garbage!” @SeanHannity https://t.co/lRjtoPTiO8

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019

The president also insisted in numerous tweets during previous weeks that Democrats were disappointed about Mueller’s findings, suggesting that the report was favorable to him and cleared him of any wrongdoing.

“Intelligence Agencies were used against an American President.” @DevinNunes @ShannonBream @FoxNews This should NEVER happen to a President again! Dems are furious at Robert Mueller for his findings – NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION. Now they should go back to work and legislate!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2019

When the Democrats in Congress refinish, for the 5th time, their Fake work on their very disappointing Mueller Report finding, they will have the time to get the REAL work of the people done. Move quickly!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2019

After spending 40 Million Dollars, reviewing 1.4 million pages of documents, & interviewing 500 people with the total support of the White House, the Mueller Report was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT to the Democrats, so they want a DO OVER. It doesn’t work that way-so bad for our Country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2019

On April 24, Trump specifically claimed Mueller’s report “didn’t lay a glove on me.”

The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG. If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019

…..are there no “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” there are no Crimes by me at all. All of the Crimes were committed by Crooked Hillary, the Dems, the DNC and Dirty Cops – and we caught them in the act! We waited for Mueller and WON, so now the Dems look to Congress as last hope!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019

But on April 19, Trump tweeted that the report contains “total bullshit” and was an “Illegally Started Hoax.”

Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019

…agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019

….big, fat, waste of time, energy and money – $30,000,000 to be exact. It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason. This should never happen again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019

Trump has tweeted “no collusion” or “no obstruction” nearly 60 times in the 78 days since Attorney General William Barr’s “summary” of Mueller’s report was released in March. Barr at the time stated incorrectly that the investigation exonerated the president.

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Reports later emerged that Mueller had complained to Barr on multiple occasions about the misleading early characterization of his work, which did not investigate “collusion,” which is not a legal term.

The special counsel’s report instead detailed links and contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, and notably cited at least 10 instances in which Trump may have tried to obstruct justice.

Mueller did not refer any indictments against the president. In a press conference last month, he explained that current Justice Department regulations prohibited him from doing so, as a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime.

Mueller, with his report, has instead passed the baton to Congress to carry out the next step, which many believe to mean impeachment proceedings.

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https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-robert-mueller-report-twitter-3f4c70340211/

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