Twitter melts down over Barr press conference

Twitter exploded throughout Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE's press conference ahead of the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' MORE's report, with strong but varying reactions from members of the media. 

Barr offered a staunch defense of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE during the press conference, where he previewed the report's findings and explained why they led him to conclude that Trump had not obstructed justice.

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Barr called the report a vindication of Trump over the allegations of collusion with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election.

All of the top-trending hashtags on Twitter surrounded the Barr press conference and Mueller report on Thursday morning, with Barr's comments and media reaction to them dominating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The redacted Mueller report will be sent to Congress by CD-ROM at 11 a.m. Thursday.