Trump Says He Has ‘Every Right’ to Read Mueller Report but Hasn’t Done So

By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times
April 6, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2019

President Donald Trump said on April 6 that he has not yet read special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report investigating collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia but has “every right to do so.”

As Democrats clamored for the document to be released publicly, Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that he only knows the conclusions.

“I have not read the Mueller Report yet, even though I have every right to do so. Only know the conclusions, and on the big one, No Collusion. Likewise, recommendations made to our great A.G. who found No Obstruction,” he said.

In his next tweet, the president said: “13 Angry Trump hating Dems (later brought to 18) given two years and $30 million, and they found No Collusion, No Obstruction. But the Democrats, no matter what we give them, will NEVER be satisfied. A total waste of time. As FrankLuntz has just stated, “Enough, America has had enough. What have you accomplished. Public is fed up.”

Trump’s tweets came as Democrats on Capitol Hill continue to push for Muller’s report to be made public. A House Resolution has been introduced five times saying there is “overwhelming public interest” in the government releasing the Mueller report. All five times, Republicans blocked the House-passed measure.

Mueller finished his investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russia late last month, and Attorney General William Barr sent a four-page summary (pdf) of the “principal conclusions” on March 24, which did not find proof that the “Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

It also concluded that the special counsel didn’t provide enough evidence to substantiate that the president obstructed justice.

Trump and his allies have emphasized that the findings in Barr’s summary of the principal conclusions absolve him of all allegations.

On Saturday, Trump said in another Tweet that the Democrats are investigating an event that never happened. He said, “So, let’s get this straight! There was No Collusion and in fact, the Phony Dossier was a Con Job that was paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC. So the 13 Angry Democrats were investigating an event that never happened and that was, in fact, a made up Fraud.”

“I just fought back against something I knew never existed, Collusion with Russia (so ridiculous!) – No Obstruction. This Russia Hoax must never happen to another President, and Law Enforcement must find out, HOW DID IT START?” he said in a subsequent tweet.

In his latest tweet, Trump said that those who alleged the collusion should start to defend their acts.

“Why should I be defending a fraudulent Russian Witch Hunt. It’s about time the perpetrators of this fraud on me and the American People start defending their dishonest and treasonous acts. How and why did this terrible event begin? Never Forget!” he said.

Trump also said earlier that he would approve of the full report being released to the public, but noted that Democrats would not be satisfied.

“We know by the actions that we’ve seen from Nadler and Democrats in Congress is that the president is right, they will never be satisfied,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, adding that the Democrats are “sore losers.”

The Russian government has denied interfering in the 2016 campaign.

Epoch Times reporters Janita Kan and Ivan Pentchoukov contributed to this report.

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