Fintan O’Toole: Four reasons Mueller’s report is bad news for Trump

Special counsel’s findings look great for the US president, until you consider the long-term

Speaking at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US president Donald Trump has hit out at the Democrats and Robert Mueller, claiming he was "completely vindicated" by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Video: C-Span

Even when there was very good news for him, Donald Trump just had to lie about it.

As soon as his loyal attorney general William Barr issued a four-page statement on the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia, the president was on Twitter declaring “complete and total EXONERATION”.

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