Trump casts doubt on Mueller report, says it should be released

AFP  SAUL LOEB

AFP SAUL LOEB

Following the passage of the resolution, Trump vented his anger on Twitter at the intrigue over Mueller's investigation - calling it "illegal" and that "Russian Collusion was nothing more than an excuse by the Democrats for losing an Election that they thought they were going to win".

With expectations rising that Mueller will wrap up his operation within weeks after having already charged six Trump associates and over two dozen Russians, Trump said that the secret report to be submitted to the Attorney General Bill Barr should be revealed to the public.

Sixty-one percent of participants also said it was "very important" that the Department of Justice release Mueller's report to the public.

More Americans now have more trust in Trump's denials than they do that Mueller's investigation will be fair and accurate.

Mueller is "a man out of the blue" and "writing a report that never got a vote", Trump told journalists at the White House.

"Trump, he gets badgered every single day", said Republican Robert Lynch, 62, of Selden, New York. And I don't get it.

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. "Let people see it, that's up to the attorney general".

Even so, that could be hard.

Only 28 percent of people surveyed still highly trust that former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Mueller's investigation has been conducted fairly and accurately, down 5 points since December and representing the lowest level to-date.

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.

Voters also split over whether they support the president's denial that no collusion occurred between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, with 43 percent saying they had "a lot" or "some" trust in Trump's claim, compared to 52 percent who reported "little or no trust".

He could possibly leave out information that might be damaging to individuals like Trump, according to legal experts.

Trump has been investigated for nearly two years, following suspicions that he or his team had improper ties to Moscow. (By pure coincidence, Trump took care to effusively praise Barr Wednesday.) There is great uncertainty as to whether Barr will transmit a lot of detail, particularly if no further charges are brought.

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