White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted from her official government account a “Mueller madness” bracket of reporters and prominent Democrats who Sanders claimed were most “embarrassingly wrong” about the Russia probe.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 26, 2019
Though this is one of the more extreme reactions, it’s in keeping with the administration’s tactic to use Attorney General William Barr’s summary to claim total exoneration for the President. Yet, the letter doesn’t fully exonerate Trump and the administration has still not seen the full report.
The White House has also been doubling down on its attacks on journalists, insisting that networks employ “basic journalistic standards” and either ban or question Democrats who have voiced opinions about evidence of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian actors during the campaign.