Trump says Mueller report should be released

Mar 24, 2019, 00:59
Trump says Mueller report should be released

His comment is probably worth taking with a large pinch of salt.

"It's called the Mueller report".

The President, with his talent for shifting the terms of a debate, weighed in on the fate of Mueller's yet-to-be-filed final report before heading to OH on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday on the White House's South Lawn, Trump said, "Let it come out".

Mueller, he said, was only appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and never had to face voters.

Trump described Mueller as "conflicted", and claims he is "best friends with [Jim] Comey".

It is often hard to know whether Trump is working to a long-term strategic plan, testing out new political ground or just riffing in the moment to get past bad news and onto another subject.

Gohmert said that with all things considered, Trump is correct to want the entire Mueller dossier released to the public.

"This development raises questions about the impartiality and independence of Weissmann and Ahmad as senior members of the Special Counsel's investigation", wrote Jordan and Meadows in the letter to Barr.

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The American president has declared several times that the results of the investigation should be made public, calling on "all Republicans vote for transparency".

Jordan said the dismissal of two key investigators at the start of March-taken as a sign of closure-may have been due to their bias, the Washington Examiner reported. "Play along with the game!"

In the meantime, the president and his surrogates will labor to link the report with the mounting investigations launched by House Democrats.

"I also don't care", he says.

Politico said also that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who directly oversaw the bulk of the almost two-year-long investigation, has temporarily delayed his departure plans.

American intelligence agencies and Mueller have said Russian Federation was the source of hacked material released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks during the campaign that was damaging to Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential effort.

Comey's ploy worked, as Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel on May 17, 2017.

Assessing the battle to come is also hard because no one knows what form Mueller's conclusions will take.

Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed in May 2017 with widespread bipartisan backing in Congress, four months into Trump's turbulent presidency. That's up to the attorney general.

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Trump emphasized the unusual circumstances of Mueller's appointment.

He could possibly leave out information that might be damaging to individuals like Trump, according to legal experts.

Lisa Page, former special counsel to then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, left the Mueller probe before texts with Strzok emerged, revealing strong animus against Trump. They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign. And you know who will want to see it?

"I do not want us to be distracted from the truth", he added.

So far, the charges Mueller has brought against Trump associates have mostly been unrelated to the campaign or "process" violations incurred during the special counsel's investigation. I'm also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to "clear" the president.

"I had the greatest electoral victory [in] the history in the country". The U.S. House has already voted 420 to 0 to release the report, but now the Senate refuses to vote on the measure. "I don't think it's any evidence of anything that might happen in the future".

The argument that an investigation into a democratically elected President could amount to a coup in all but name could be a powerful one.

The President spoke rapidly, offering new talking points in his anti-Mueller meltdown.

The CNN poll suggests that Pelosi may have convinced some Democrats.

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