Trump Lays Down Cover Fire Before Release Of Mueller Report

Clay Curtis
March 21, 2019

President Donald Trump said he wouldn't mind having the upcoming Mueller report publicly released. Former-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in on January 28 he thought the probe is "close to being completed".

Yet Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who was only authorized to do so because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

"It's interesting that a man appointed by a deputy and he writes a report, you know, never figured that one out".

He then took another shot at former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom he fired after the midterms.

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

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.

Trump has denied collusion and obstruction, calling the investigation a "witch-hunt".

"I would think it would be more descriptive, more accurate to quit calling it the Mueller report whenever it comes out".

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Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller probe as a "which hunt". "Explain that", Trump said.

Of Mueller's team, most worked at the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters during the Obama administration. That's why Trump dubbed the Mueller team "13 Angry Democrats". None are now registered as Republican.

Mueller is expected to present a report to the Justice Department any day now outlining the findings of his almost two-year investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Trump campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump. One was former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and the other was identified by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) as Kevin Clinesmith, an FBI attorney.

Mueller was appointed to handle the Russian Federation investigation in May 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the effort. She was also Strzok's mistress.

Former U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara admitted in a Tuesday interview that he "tend [ed] to believe" that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was being serious when he suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump.

Barr said he was shocked to see the text messages between Strzok and Page.

Gohmert was referring to the unverified anti-Trump dossier, which was compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele in 2016 and made public by BuzzFeed News in January 2017.

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