Trump blasts special counsel report because Mueller wasn't elected

Mar 21, 2019, 01:02
Trump blasts special counsel report because Mueller wasn't elected

In fact, Trump has told his inner circle that, if the report is underwhelming he will use Twitter and interviews to gloat over the findings, complain about the probe's cost and depict the entire investigation as an attempt to obstruct his agenda, according to advisers and confidants.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs on travel to OH at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. Thirty percent expressed "a lot" of trust in Trump's denials, versus only 28 percent in Mueller's investigation being fair and accurate - down five points since December.

But that aside, it's simply absurd to read much into Trump's stated desire for the report to be released. Nance has made it clear that he takes Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election quite seriously, and during an appearance on Washington Post Live on Wednesday, the Philadelphia native declared that "it's time for a second Cold War". After Mueller submits it to Barr, the attorney general will determine what parts, if any, are released to Congress or the public. We'll see what happens.

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Gingrich asserted, "Trump can say: here is the report".

A similar margin - 48.5 to 46 percent - said they believe congressional Democrats are "doing the right thing" by aggressively pursuing investigations into Trump and his administration.

Trump told reporters as he left the White House that it will be up to the attorney general to decide what to do with the report, which Mueller is expected to share with the Justice Department any day now. We have a very good attorney general, he's a highly respected man.

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He also is pushing to prevent any release of Mueller's report.

"I had the greatest electoral victory - one of them - in the history of our country, tremendous success, tens of millions of voters and now somebody's going to write a report who never got a vote", he said. He is not "just" writing a report.

Trump is casting doubt on its findings, calling Mueller "conflicted" and questioning why he has the authority to write it in the first place.

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Trump's full response to reporters before boarding Marine One for OH was contradictory at times, with the president saying the public deserves to see the report while adding that it was up to Barr. And you know who I want to see it? There was no collusion. There was no nothing. I don't-I don't think people get it. Nadler said his panel must look at "a much broader question" than Mueller has.