President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Friday that some of the statements made about him in the Mueller report are “total bullshit,” dpa reports.
Trump tweeted “it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the ‘Report’ about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad).”
He called the 448-page document the “Crazy Mueller Report” that includes testimony about him that is “fabricated & totally untrue.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to the public on Thursday.
As part of the nearly two-year investigation, Mueller’s team interviewed a number of former and current Trump administration officials, some of whom sketched a portrait of a dysfunctional White House and painted the President in an unflattering light.
The special counsel gave examples of the President’s aides ignoring his wishes and White House officials lying to the press. The report is divided into two parts.
The first examines Russia’s attempts to meddle in the election, and the second addresses whether Trump attempted to interfere with the special counsel’s investigation.
The redacted document says “the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion” and outlines links between the Trump campaign and Russia. However, Mueller concluded that neither Trump nor his aides coordinated with the Russian government to sway the outcome of the election.
In the second part, Mueller cites about 10 episodes of possible obstruction, including Trump ordering then-White House counsel Donald McGahn to fire Mueller, something that did not happen. Mueller did not come to a conclusion as to whether Trump obstructed justice, but also did he exonerate the President’s behaviour.
“The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred,” the report says.
“Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” it says.