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

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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.

Trump told reporters as he left the White House that it will be up to the attorney general to decide what to do with the report, which Mueller is expected to share with the Justice Department any day now.

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.

As he has before, Trump questioned the legitimacy of Mueller's investigation.

Trump has denied collusion and obstruction, calling the investigation a "witch-hunt".

Trump tweeted about the poll Monday, indicating that "very few think [the investigation] is legit". We'll see what happens. Trump, in consultation with his lawyers, could instruct the attorney general not to release to Congress portions of the report involving, say, Russian interference in the election, arguing that this would put classified information in jeopardy.

By contrast, Kent notes, if Trump really wants to "let it come out", he could refrain from doing those things, and even facilitate the release if he chooses. Trump asked. "It's called the Mueller report".

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During his confirmation hearing in January, Barr said his goal "will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law", regarding Muller's final report, but stopped short of promising to release it.

"I don't mind", Trump told reporters when asked if the public should see the report.

The president repeatedly stressed a relatively new line of attack on Mueller's legitimacy, arguing that the initial premise for launching an investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election was unfair given how he was elected.

"I had the greatest electoral victory in the history of our country, one of them", he said.

"I got 63 million more, 63 million votes and now somebody just writes a report".

"Trump can say: Here is the report". That's not accurate, although Mueller reportedly did interview for the job of FBI Director.

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

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