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Trump Calls Mueller Report ‘Total Bullsh*t’ After Weeks Of Saying It Was A ‘Total Exoneration’ Of Him

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Trump Calls Mueller Report ‘Total Bullsh*t’ After Weeks Of Saying It Was A ‘Total Exoneration’ Of Him




President Donald Trump on Friday unleashed an expletive-laden rant against special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, declaring the entire report “total bullsh*t.”

The angry tweet came less than a month after Trump claimed that Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report was a “complete and total exoneration” of conspiracy and obstruction charges leveled against him.

In particular, the president lashed out at sworn testimonies given by his aides to allegedly make him “look bad.”



“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed,” Trump tweeted.

“Because I never agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the ‘Report’ about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad),” Trump fumed. “This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened.”

As journalists combed through the 400-plus page report on Thursday, one of the most popular passages came from page 290 (page 78 of Volume II) of the report and documented President Donald Trump’s reaction upon learning of Mueller’s appointment:

Evidence

The Appointment of Special Council and the President’s Reaction

On May 17, 2017, Acting Attorney General Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller, III as Special Counsel and authorized him to conduct the Russia investigation and matters that arose from the investigation. The President learned of the Special Counsel’s appointment from Sessions, who was with the President, Hunt, and McGahn conducting interviews for a new FBI Director. Sessions stepped out of the Oval Office to take a call from Rosenstein, who told him about the Special Counsel appointment, and Sessions then returned to inform the President of the news. According to notes written by Hunt, when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.” The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, “How could you let this happen, Jeff?” The President said the position of Attorney General was his most important appointment and that Sessions had “let [him] down,” contrasting him to Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy. Sessions recalled that the President said to him, “you were supposed to protect me,” or words to that effect. The President returned to the consequences of the appointment and said, “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

Mueller report documented ten potential instances of obstruction of justice based on testimony by current and former White House officials.





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