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

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersBill Press: Mulvaney proves need for daily briefings White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg White House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump 'is the most accessible president in history' MORE Sanders claimed Wednesday that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's testimony vindicated President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed 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 RatcliffeImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Impeachment hearings likely to get worse for Republicans 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 Comey3 reasons why impeachment fatigue has already set in Day 2 impeachment ratings drop by more than 1 million from first day Chris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' 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.