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Trump campaign running ads on Facebook based on Mueller report

President Trump's reelection campaign is running Facebook advertisements based on the newly released Mueller report.

The campaign on Thursday started running posts that included several videos saying special counsel Robert Mueller's report exonerated Trump and criticizing Democrats' previous discussions of the report.

"Witch hunt investigation concluded: No collusion. No obstruction. Complete exoneration," one video said. "Now we fight back! Contribute now."

"Dems hyped collusion with no evidence," another video said. "Mueller proves them wrong."

The video then showed prominent Democrats including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) talking about collusion with the word "wrong" placed over their faces.

"After more than 2 YEARS, and $25 MILLION taxpayer dollars spent, the Mueller Report proves what I have been saying since Day One: NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION -- COMPLETE EXONERATION," text accompanying the videos said.

"After they lied to the American people, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leadership, and all of the 2020 Democratic candidates raised MILLIONS of dollars off of their phony Witch Hunt!" it continued. "Democrats and the Fake News media have proven that there is no line they won't cross, so we need to fight back BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE."

The videos encouraged supporters to donate.  

The campaign is also doing additional fundraising based off the report. It texted supporters the link to a fundraising page.

"Sorry Trump Haters. The biggest Waste of Money Witch Hunt in history is finally over. The attacks and lies will keep coming heading into 2020. That's why we need to fight back BIGGER and STRONGER than ever before," the page said.

"Contribute IMMEDIATELY to help us CRUSH our goal of raising $1,000,000 in the next 24 hours," it continued.

The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of Mueller's report into his investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The report detailed 10 instances where the president may have obstructed justice. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have declined to pursue an obstruction of justice charge. Mueller said in his report that Congress has the authority to pursue obstruction of justice probes.

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