In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Donald Trump claimed that the "Nunes Memo" released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday somehow vindicated him and undermined Mueller's investigation into Trump-Russia collusion.
This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2018
“The four page memo released Friday reports the disturbing fact about how the FBI and FISA appear to have been used to influence the 2016 election and its aftermath....The FBI failed to inform the FISA court that the Clinton campaign had funded the dossier....the FBI became....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2018
...a tool of anti-Trump political actors. This is unacceptable in a democracy and ought to alarm anyone who wants the FBI to be a nonpartisan enforcer of the law....The FBI wasn’t straight with Congress, as it hid most of these facts from investigators.” Wall Street Journal— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2018
Members of the House from both parties disagreed, however, as NBC News made clear in its own series of tweets:
In a series of tweets, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said that the memo raises questions about the FISA application process, but does not undermine Mueller's investigation: "The contents of this memo do not — in any way — discredit his investigation." https://t.co/Ve3HSMj53z— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 3, 2018
Twitter users quickly piled on, mocking Trump's false claim of vindication:
So... now we know POTUS doesn’t know what “vindicates” means...— Laurie (@laurienpearl) February 3, 2018
Yeah. That’s as funny (and as accurate) as “largest inauguration ever” and “most watched SOTU”.— Adam Wolf (@awolf12) February 3, 2018
Not to mention his grammar...
“Their” != “there”— F. Andy Seidl (@faseidl) February 5, 2018
You have the best words, Mr. stable genius from the best school with maybe the best memory ever.
I mean, did he even read the thing?
Of course he does because he hasn't read it and is just going by what they're saying on Fox.— 3031 Spirits Fusion (@PAGilmore_CEO) February 3, 2018
It didn't vindicate you at all, maybe you should have read it.— David Wright (@lonewolfofsd) February 5, 2018
Trump could learn a thing or two from this guy:
Powerful Democratic rebuttal calls Nunes-Trump joint collaboration memo a deliberate lie! Carter Page was an agent of a foreign power. The DOJ thought so. A federal judge agreed. The consensus, supported by the facts, forms the basis of the warrant issued"— xoxo (@Prison4Trump) February 4, 2018
A powerful message for everyone in the age of Trump: