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Trump’s Reaction To Mueller’s Appointment: ‘I’m F*cked’

The redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report was released on Thursday. Inside the report, many revelations are contained — including how President Donald Trump first reacted to hearing Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation in the first place.

WASHINGTON – MARCH 09: F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller speaks at a news conference at the bureau’s headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. Mueller was responding to a report by the Justice Department inspector general that concluded the FBI had committed 22 violations in its collection of information through the use of national security letters. The letters, which the audit numbered at 47,000 in 2005, allow the agency to collect information like telephone, banking and e-mail records without a judicially approved subpoena. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mueller’s appointment came about after he had fired former FBI Director James Comey, purportedly for “this Russia thing,” he told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an interview shortly after the termination.

When word reached Trump that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to resume Comey’s work, the president was flabbergasted.

“Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m f*cked,” Trump said, according to the contents of the report.

It was clear, according to the special counsel’s findings, that the president squared all of the blame for Mueller’s appointment on his then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the investigation for his own ties to Russia.

The report detailed the interaction:

“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?'”

Trump added that Sessions had “let [him] down” in his appointment of Mueller, adding that “[t]his is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me,” according to reporting from CBS News.



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