Trump Backs Public Release Of Mueller Report
- Author: Joey Payne Mar 25, 2019,
Mar 25, 2019, 0:28
Speaking to reporters Wednesday on the White House's South Lawn, Trump said, "Let it come out".
President Trump repeatedly suggested Wednesday that Robert Mueller's report would be illegitimate - because Trump was voted into office and the special counsel was not.
One former Obama-era U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara, who was sacked two months into Trump's term after refusing to resign his post, also remained skeptical about the investigation nearing its end, reported the Examiner.
Whatever is in the report, we may not get all the juicy details that were uncovered over the past 22 months - at least not right away.
Even if Mueller's final report does not implicate the president in criminal conduct, the investigation was far from fruitless.
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.
"A deputy, that's appointed, appoints another man to write a report".
Of course no one knows when the investigation will be wrapped up, but when it is over, Mueller's findings should be released to everyone.
Trump has been investigated for nearly two years, following suspicions that he or his team had improper ties to Moscow.
He then voiced his support for the report's release but reiterated, as he has said previously, that if or how the report gets released is up to recently-installed Attorney General Bill Barr.
Time and again, the president has said "no collusion, no collusion" as several former associates, advisers and administration officials have been indicted, convicted or plead guilty to charges stemming from the Russian Federation probe.
"Jeff never really realized it, even after I told him", he said. "I had a nasty business transaction with him and other things", the commander in chief said, without elaborating. But the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said Democrats should push for something far more productive, such as taking back the White House in 2020. That's a tremendous victory. "I think it's ridiculous, but I want to see it".
The argument that an investigation into a democratically elected President could amount to a coup in all but name could be a powerful one.
Democrats could seize on any disclosure to the president to argue that the report really isn't confidential and should be immediately provided to them as well.