Behind Donald Trump's plan to beat the Robert Mueller report

Behind Donald Trump's plan to beat the Robert Mueller report

Behind Donald Trump's plan to beat the Robert Mueller report

Opponents of the president have speculated that Trump obstructed the Russian Federation investigation, though there's no indication that any obstruction charges are forthcoming.

But Trump is urging the department to release it to the public, saying: "Let it come out, let people see it", adding: "Let's see whether or not it's legit".

Gohmert was referring to the unverified anti-Trump dossier, which was compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele in 2016 and made public by BuzzFeed News in January 2017.

Gohmert said Mueller, a lifelong registered Republican, enlisted "Democratic henchmen" like prosecutor Andrew Weissmann and others to probe Trump and his associates.

"My voters don't get it and I don't get it", he said of the Mueller probe.

"I think it's ridiculous, but I want to see it".

"I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country". He said he had no idea when it would be released.

Mueller was appointed to handle the Russian Federation investigation in May 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the effort.

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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.

Trump has repeatedly branded the Mueller investigation an "illegal witch hunt" over the past two years and labeled his team of investigators politically biased.

Barr said he was shocked to see the text messages between Strzok and Page.

"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 even you will admit that-and now I have somebody writing a report that never got a vote?"

Mueller, he said, was only appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and never had to face voters. 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.

Of Mueller's team, most worked at the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters during the Obama administration.

Although the president said he supports the report's public release, the White House has asked to see it before Barr submits anything to Congress, according to CNN.

Trump taunted the special counsel, suggesting he is "look [ing] forward" to seeing what Mueller came up with, while also dismissively describing it as an illegitimate effort to undermine his presidency by unelected bureaucrats.

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