"Let it come out, let people see it", Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday for a trip to Ohio.
"No collusion, no collusion", Trump declared Wednesday. Over the last few days, Trump has highlighted various reports revealing more details about the partisan origins of the Russian "collusion" narrative and subsequent investigation.
Trump responded to a question on whether the public has the right to see the report by saying, "I don't mind".
Former U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara admitted in a Tuesday interview that he "tend [ed] to believe" that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was being serious when he suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump.
Though the special counsel's findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly confident that the report will produce no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russian Federation and his election campaign.
While appearing in an interview on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber", Bharara - who was sacked three months into the Trump presidency - was asked about the phone conversations he had with President Trump about two years ago, where the former USA attorney said that he "seriously considered" recording the president. "The president will take the findings and run on them, rather than against them, by painting the special counsel as an example of failed government overreach and Trump himself as the victim who managed to prove his innocence".
If the report proves anticlimactic, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a strong Trump ally, "there would no longer be any justification for what the House Dems want to do".
"We'll see what the report says - let's see if it's fair".
But the complication here is that Justice Department policy is not to indict a sitting president, so it's possible that if Mueller did find crimes, Trump might avoid indictment and the information necessary to facilitate a political solution (such as impeachment) might not be given to Congress.
"I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country and even you will admit that". "But it's sort of interesting that a man out of the blue just writes a report". That's up to the attorney general.
"But it's sort of an incredible thing that when you had a great victory, somebody comes in, does a report out of nowhere, tell me how that makes sense, who never got a vote, who the day before he was retained to become special counsel, I told him he would be working at the FBI", Trump said.