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Resistance Twitter is overzealous.

Late last night, the New York Times published a list of four dozen questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump.

The questions—which focused on possible collusion as well as obstruction of justice—were swiftly dismissed by the president this morning.

But despite the president’s denial, those on the left saw it as a major step in what they hope will be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.

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Others who have been hot for the investigation ever since it was launched saw this as a brilliant negotiating tactic by Mueller, who has cornered the president by getting these questions out into the press.

Some on the left had more layered theories: If the leak didn’t come from Mueller and it wasn’t a masterstroke by the president’s team to get ahead of the investigation, then it was absolutely a botched gambit by Rudy Guiliani.

(Because, you know, the president can only mess things up, according to them.)

The news was met with the most glee by Russia collusion tweetstorm brigade Twitter—prominently Louise Mensch and Seth Abramson—who saw this a clear indication Mueller was planning on indicting Trump for his “crimes” against the Republic.

(Or in Mensch’s case, indicting him again.)

Abramson went so far as to say that this was a clear sign that Mueller could recommend felony charges against Trump, which could bring about an impeachment referral from the Justice Department.

Trump, for is part, is currently still a free man and also the president.

This article has been updated. 

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]