Trump Takes Victory Lap After Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit: ‘Total Exoneration!’
President Donald Trump declared victory on Tuesday after a federal judge decided to dismiss a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) related to alleged interference in the 2016 campaign, calling it a “vindication & exoneration” and declaring “The Witch Hunt Ends!”
Trump took to Twitter to praise Judge John Koeltl who ruled that the Trump officials named in the lawsuit were shielded from the allegations under the First Amendment, and that Russia could not be sued in the courts for the election interference.
“Wow! A federal Judge in the Southern District of N.Y. completely dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee against our historic 2016 campaign for President,” Trump tweeted, calling it “yet another total & complete vindication & exoneration from the Russian, WikiLeaks and every other form of HOAX perpetrated by the DNC, Radical Democrats and others.”
“This is really big ‘stuff’ especially coming from a highly respected judge who was appointed by President Clinton,” Trump added. “The Witch Hunt Ends!”
Well, not so fast.
While Trump declared “The Witch Hunt Ends” on Tuesday, he still faces ongoing oversight investigations from congressional Democrats. A growing number of House Democrats have also come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry following Mueller’s testimony.