Just one day after President Trump proclaimed “a really great day for America” and asserted total vindication as it relates to the report of special counsel Robert Mueller, the president recommenced his almost two-year campaign of attacks on the investigation, aiming at witnesses who gave the investigators notes which backed up their testimonies.
Trump tweeted from Palm Beach, where he is spending the Easter Weekend that “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.”
The President stated that you should “watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed, 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 bulls*** & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…”
After eight hours elapsed Trump continued his line of thought by saying “….big, fat, waste of time, energy and money – $30,000,000 to be exact. It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason. This should never happen again!”
A redacted version of the Mueller 448 pages report that was released on Thursday, stated that the special counsel concluded there was no evidence that indicated Trump or any person in his campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential elections. Mueller further declined to officially charge Trump with obstruction of justice, regardless of the considerable evidence that the president attempted to completely halt the special counsel investigation.
The report revealed an environment that was chaotic at the least in the White House where the aides erratically moved about to avoid carrying out the orders of the President that were at times tethering on being against the law or even self-destructive, and where the press office covered for him constantly by lying. There were 10 episodes if potential obstruction, that were cited by Mueller and his investigative team.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn told investigators that Trump asked him twice to tell Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller. Fearing that such a firing would trigger another “Saturday Night Massacre,” like the one carried out by President Richard Nixon in 1973, McGahn decided to quit, telling then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus that the president had asked him to “do crazy s***.” According to the report, McGahn took extensive notes of his conversations with the president, which apparently irritated Trump.
According to report, Trump once told McGahn, “why do you take notes? Lawyers don’t take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes. I’ve had a lot of great lawyers, like Roy Cohn. He never took notes.”
However, McGahn wasn’t the only one taking notes that was featured in the report. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff, Jody Hunt, took notes of his conversation with Trump after the president learned that Mueller had been appointed as special counsel.
“Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency,” Trump exclaimed, according to Hunt’s notes cited in Mueller’s report. “I’m f***ed.”