Former FBI Director James Comey said he does not know what special counsel Robert Mueller will conclude in regard to President Donald Trump, and does not care so long as the investigation was completed properly.
He then took another shot at former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom he fired after the midterms.
"I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country - and even you will admit that - and now I have somebody writing a report that never got a vote?"
Scrubbing the report for executive privilege claims is well within the purview of the White House counsel's office - after all, their charge is to defend the institution of the presidency, not the individual President they serve. According to Gingrich, Trump could easily use Mueller's final report as a political talking point if it doesn't contain any major bombshells.
Trump, of course, nominated Rosenstein, who was confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate in a 94-6 vote.
The House voted unanimously last week for a resolution calling for any report in Mueller's investigation to be made public. His prosecutors revealed a sweeping criminal effort by Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and showed that people connected to the Trump campaign were eager to exploit emails stolen from Democrats.
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But what the report looks like isn't clear.
The president repeatedly stressed a relatively new line of attack on Mueller's legitimacy, arguing that the initial premise for launching an investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election was unfair given how he was elected.
It is unclear whether Trump will ask to see the full report and under what circumstances he or his attorneys might be able to view it, especially because the document is meant to be confidential for Justice Department leadership. "I had a nasty business transaction with him and other things", the commander in chief said, without elaborating.
Trump has repeatedly branded the Mueller investigation an "illegal witch hunt" over the past two years and labelled his team of investigators politically biased.
Trump is not the only senior Washington politician who is preparing the political terrain for the eventual filing of the Mueller report.
"I want the public to understand us as we paint this picture of what is happening in our country, the stonewalling, the lies", House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings told CNN's Manu Raju on Wednesday.
Trump again on Wednesday insisted, "There was no collusion".
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