Minutes after Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered a rare public statement explaining why he was prevented by DOJ regulations from charging President Trump with obstruction of justice, the president tweeted that the “case is closed.”
“Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you,” Trump tweeted.
As MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin read the president’s tweet on-air, he and fellow host Ari Melber burst into laughter.
“Is that how it works?” Melvin asked.
“Well, it’s a serious day, but the tweet is laughable,” Melber responded as he fought back laughter. “The defendant says the case is closed, if only.”
“No, the case is not closed,” he added.
“The Mueller report stated Congress deals with high crimes by the president and the only reason there wasn’t, from the beginning, a treatment of whether or not Donald Trump committed a crime was because of the rules of the Justice Department,” Melber added. “I.E., the tweet you just read, which we report of course what the president says, is false. It is in its substance and essence false.”