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With the focus of the discussion on the Mueller report shifting from collusion to obstruction of justice, some in the media are just as convinced that President Trump obstructed justice in addition to having colluded with the Russians. Their proof that Trump is guilty of obstruction is in his behavior, because innocent people do not act the way Trump has acted. One of these media personalities is MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who made the charge during Monday's Morning Joe.
After fact-checking the President's tweet that said, "I have never been happier or more content" and rating it as false, Scarborough declared: "An innocent man does not screech and complain and whine all weekend."
Plenty - Men - Things - Media - Personalities
Plenty of innocent men have complained that they have been targeted or accused of things they haven't done, but that hasn't stopped media personalities from repeating various iterations of it. Similar reactions were common when Brett Kavanaugh defended himself against accusations of sexual assault.
Referring to Trump's purported reaction when Mueller was appointed, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert explained: "I'm guessing that’s not how an innocent person reacts." When Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones meme saying "It's Over," Jedd Legum tweeted, "PRO-TIP: Innocent people don't need memes." CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tweeted this: "Happy people don't obstruct justice. Trump's frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, not innocence. But let's see the report . ."
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While the Mueller report's obstruction portion did not paint a flattering picture of the Trump White House, to...
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