President Trump Supports Public Release of Mueller Report

25 March, 2019, 00:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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An even more agitated than usual President Donald Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he spoke with reporters on the White House lawn minutes ago.

Though Comey clearly pushed for the special counsel's probe, he now claims that he has no preference as to what Mueller will write in a report of the 22-month-long investigation.

Special counsel Robert Mueller could be done issuing subpoenas for the Russian Federation investigation and his report will not be allowed to publicly disparage anyone not charged, according to a new report. "Let people see it, that's up to the attorney general", NPR reports.

Whatever the reason behind the two recent departures, political watchers have waited with bated breath for the potentially game-changing Mueller report.

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

The series has brought former presidents, journalists, humanitarians and dignitaries to the college since 1968, and Comey is scheduled to give remarks both Thursday and Friday. 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.

The Trump campaign - which has recently beefed up its communications team to include a research director and head of surrogates - is also prepared to dive in and respond to whatever surfaces. "I had a nasty business transaction with him and other things", the commander in chief said, without elaborating.

Trump provided the special counsel with a set of written answers to questions prepared in coordination with his legal team, but never went head-to-head with prosecutors.

Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller probe as a "which hunt".

That report, experts say, is unlikely to be revealed in the raw - it could have confidential data on people not charged, as well as top secret information on sources.

When asked on March 20 whether the American public has a right to see the report, Trump replied, "I don't mind".

But the claim, which Comey made in the New York Times, is at odds with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony about his actions shortly after being fired by Trump in May 2017.

"Even though I believe Mr. Trump is morally unfit to be president of the United States, I'm not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal", Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May 2017, said.

Opponents of the president have speculated that Trump obstructed the Russian Federation investigation, though there's no indication that any obstruction charges are forthcoming. That's not accurate, although Mueller reportedly did interview for the job of FBI Director.

"Jeff never really realized it, even after I told him", he said. And you know who will want to see it?



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