Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims Mueller testimony 'once again vindicates' Trump

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government God did not elect Trump, people did MORE Sanders claimed Wednesday that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's testimony vindicated President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE, even as the former special counsel testified that his investigation did not exonerate the president. 

Sanders tweeted a clip originally shared by the Trump campaign in which Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeTrump considering Utah GOP lawmaker for top intelligence post: report  Jordan says he will support McCarthy for Speaker if majority flips next year Collins Senate bid sets off game of musical chairs for GOP MORE (R-Ga.) asked Mueller if he could think of another instance where the Justice Department "determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined," seeking to undermine Mueller's testimony that he did not exculpate Trump on obstruction of justice charges.

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"I cannot, but this is a unique situation," Mueller responded.

Sanders claimed that Mueller in his testimony "all but admits it was all along a total witch hunt."

"Didn’t take long for Mueller to once again vindicate President @realDonaldTrump. No collusion. No obstruction," she tweeted. 

Sanders added in a follow-up tweet that Mueller was a "figurehead" of an investigation "run by Democrats out to destroy" Trump.

"Thank you House Democrats for calling today’s hearing and exposing the truth for all Americans to see," she concluded.

Sanders departed as press secretary late last month. During her nearly two years on the job, she was a fierce critic of Mueller and defender of the president's claim that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was a "witch hunt."

Mueller's report stated that Sanders admitted to investigators that she lied to reporters when she claimed she'd heard from "countless" FBI officials who were happy with the president's decision to fire former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBlagojevich heaps praise on Trump after release from prison Free Roger Stone The Hill's Morning Report - In Nevada, bets on Sanders, eyes on Bloomberg MORE.

The 448-page report did not establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and neither exonerated nor implicated the president on obstruction of justice charges.