No sane person can deny the fact that Donald Trump has been absolutely f*cking terrified of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation since day one. He’s made that strikingly clear through all of his Twitter tantrums and blatant bullying of both Mueller and everyone else that’s so much as mentioned the investigation.
However, now that the (heavily redacted) Mueller report has been released to the public, we can finally catch a glimpse at Donald Trump’s true reaction to Mueller’s appointment as head of the investigation, and it wasn’t good.
On page 78 of Robert Mueller’s report, you will find documentation of Trump’s raw and terrified reaction to Mueller’s appointment in May of 2017:
[W]hen Sessions told the president that a special counsel had been appointed, the president slumped back in his chair and said “Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked. I’m fucked.” The president became angry and lambasted the attorney general for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating “How could you let this happen, Jeff?” The president said the position of attorney general was his most important appointment and that Sessions had “let (him) down,” contrasting him to Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy. Sessions recalled that the president said to him, “You were supposed to protect me,” or words to that effect. The president returned to the consequences of the appointment and said, “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels, it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
The president then told Sessions he should resign as attorney general. Sessions agreed to submit his resignation and left the Oval Office.
In redacted #MuellerReport, for the first time we’re seeing President Trump’s reaction to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller: “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m f**ked.” https://t.co/SIGwpgIN24 pic.twitter.com/1Nmu9URICs
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 18, 2019
Perhaps this right here is what White House aides were so terrified of with the report’s impending release — Donald Trump’s true actions and feelings would finally be exposed. And there is no telling how he will react.
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