Don’t get snowed by Trump’s supposed support for releasing the Mueller report

Leroy Wright
March 21, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff warned last month he will "subpoena the report, we will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress, we will take it to court if necessary", in order to obtain the document.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs on travel to OH from the White House, March 20, 2019.

A Suffolk University/USA Today national survey released Monday found that half of USA voters agree with President Donald Trump's assertion that Mueller's probe is a "witch hunt", motivated by politics, while 47 percent do not.

The president's comments amounted to his clearest statement yet in favor of the report's release and come after he said in a tweet last week that there should not even be a Mueller report.

Speaking to the media ahead of a trip to OH, the president continued to lambast the investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 election - calling it "ridiculous" - but said he wants to see its findings nonetheless.

"Never got a vote", is also how he described Mueller, who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who Trump himself appointed.

"We'll see what the report says - let's see if it's fair". But I want to see the report.

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"I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country".

Pollsters asked, "President Trump has called the Special Counsel's investigation a "witch hunt" and said he's been subjected to more investigations than previous presidents because of politics".

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. We have a very good attorney general, he's a highly respected man.

Even if Mueller's final report does not implicate the president in criminal conduct, the investigation was far from fruitless.

Trump is casting doubt on its findings, calling Mueller "conflicted" and questioning why he has the authority to write it in the first place. "So you know, I-so what it is-now, let's see whether or not it's legit".

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. There was no obstruction. "I think it's ridiculous".

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