President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters he doesn’t understand why special counsel Robert Mueller is writing a report, but that he wants the general public to see it anyway.
“I have no idea when it’s going to be released,” the president said of the highly anticipated report, which Mueller will submit to Attorney General William Barr at the conclusion of his investigation into Russian election interference and Trump. “It’s interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy, he writes a report, uh, you know, never figured that one out. Man gets appointed by a deputy, he writes a report.”
He asked reporters on the White House South Law to “explain” why Mueller gets to write a report “because my voters don’t get it and I don’t get it.”
“At the same time, let it come out, let people see it,” Trump said. “That’s up to the attorney general. We have a very good attorney general, he’s a highly respected man. And we’ll see what happens. But it’s sort of interesting that a man out of the blue just writes a report.”