President Trump just made a surprising move regarding Robert Mueller’s report from his special counsel. He said that he would be happy for Americans to see Robert Mueller’s final report.
It’s hard to know exactly what the president’s final stand will be, just last week, Trump tweeted “there should be no Mueller report.”
The President weighed in on the future of Mueller’s final report before heading to Ohio on Wednesday.
“I don’t mind. I mean, frankly, I told the House, ‘If you want, let them see it,'” Trump said when asked whether the American public had the right to see the report.
Trump’s offer was surprising, if fact, once he returned from Ohio Wednesday night, Trump tweeted some commentary from Fox News: “‘The reason we have the Special Counsel investigation is that James Comey (a dirty cop) leaked his memos to a friend, who leaked them to the press, on purpose.’ @KennedyNation Totally illegal!”
This transparency also came amidst concerns on Capitol Hill that the White House will try to gut Mueller’s findings before they can reach lawmakers.
The President could simply be recognizing strong support among Americans for a public accounting of Mueller’s work.
The CNN/SSRS poll released on Wednesday found that 87% of Americans believe that the Mueller report should be made public. Just 9% disagree.
The President’s sincerity is being questioned because of a tweet last weekend that seemed to signal he was more interested in going through the motions of accountability than adopting it as a practice.
“On the recent non-binding vote (420-0) in Congress about releasing the Mueller Report, I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!” Trump wrote.
Trump’s Democratic opponents don’t really think he wants the Mueller report made public.
“I don’t believe him because he has obstructed every step along the way,” Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California said on “Erin Burnett OutFront” on Wednesday.