Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public
- Author: Jon Douglas Mar 22, 2019,
Mar 22, 2019, 1:39
Comey claimed Trump asked him to shut down an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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.
But according to a new report by Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick for the Associated Press (AP), Trump and some of his allies are thinking that Mueller's final report could work to his political advantage when it comes out.
But Trump again questioned the grounds for the almost two-year-old investigation, which is also examining whether the president himself criminally obstructed the probe. "It is more like a Mueller dossier", Gohmert said on "Outnumbered Overtime", expressing doubts about the rampant speculation that Mueller is ready to wrap up his probe.
Trump says: "I think it's ridiculous, but I want to see the report".
"I'm saying to myself, wait a minute, I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country. and I have somebody writing the report who never got a vote, called the Mueller report". He said he had no idea when it would be released. Trump complained to reporters outside the White House. So, explain that, because my voters don't get it. That's not accurate, although Mueller reportedly did interview for the job of FBI Director.
"Let it come out, and let people see it", the president said.
"Let's just put on the screen of everybody who's been found guilty or already indicted in the Mueller investigations".
"It's interesting that a man appointed by a deputy and he writes a report, you know, never figured that one out".
Speaking to the media ahead of a trip to OH, the president continued to lambaste the investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 election - calling it "ridiculous" - but said he wants to see its findings nonetheless.
Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who made that call because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from matters related to Russian Federation and election interference.
In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Trump 2016 presidential campaign associate Carter Page, and in the warrant, the Federal Bureau of Investigation used the Steele Dossier, a collection of unsubstantiated claims about Trump-Russia ties compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, who was commissioned by the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 presidential campaign of former State Secretary Hillary Clinton.
Mueller, Trump charges, "put 13 angry Democrats in" his investigative team, also false.
Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies on the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol in Washington on January 15, 2019.