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Mueller Report Out Thursday. First, a Telling Weekend Activity

Key Trump advisers were watching the Masters, not obsessing on response, reports Axios
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2019 9:11 AM CDT
Updated Apr 15, 2019 11:12 AM CDT
The letter from Attorney General William Barr to Congress on the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller, photographed on Sunday, March 24, 2019.   (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
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(Newser) – The big day is near: The Mueller report—or at least a redacted version—will be released on Thursday, reports NBC News. Not that that President Trump's team seems all that worried. Over the weekend, Jonathan Swann of Axios called around to top Trump advisers who will be handling the response, and he found that two of them (unnamed) were watching the Masters. (In their defense, it was a great Masters.) The piece describes Trump's own approach as "fairly blasé." Related coverage:

  • Expect this: Trump's outside legal team will read the report separately from official White House attorneys, per Axios. Expect a more aggressive response from the first camp. The post has a quote from aide Kellyanne Conway that might hint at a preview: "If we've gone from two years of roaring 'indict and impeach' to now a more resigned 'embarrass and harass' the president ... then no wonder many Americans demand answers as to how this all started and who was involved."
  • Echoing that: The president on Monday echoed Conway's point. "Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction," he tweeted. "These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!"

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