Just last week, back when he was still trying to convince us (and himself) that he’d been “exonerated” across the board, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that he was in favor of the full Robert Mueller report being released to Congress and the public. Now, suddenly and tellingly, Trump is singing a very different tune in that regard.
The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Wednesday morning to authorize Chairman Jerry Nadler to issue as many subpoenas as he wants, in the name of forcing the Mueller report to become public. By Donald Trump’s own logic, he should be fine with this, right? After all, he keeps insisting that the report is good news for him. Except now he’s suddenly very offended at the idea that anyone would want to see the entire report.
Trump said this of Nadler this morning: “With the NO COLLUSION Mueller Report, which the Dems hate, he wants it all. NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY THEM!” Wait, so it’s wrong for the House Democrats and the public to want to see the entire report? But Trump wasn’t done changing his story: “There is no amount of testimony or document production that can satisfy Jerry Nadler or Shifty Adam Schiff. It is now time to focus exclusively on properly running our great Country!”
Actually, there is something that can satisfy us all: give us the entire Mueller report, with no edits, no redactions, no more games, and let us all decide for ourselves what to make of it. But Donald Trump knows he can’t do that, because he knows what all he’s done wrong, and he fears Robert Mueller uncovered much or all of it, and he knows his presidency could effectively be over the minute the Mueller report surfaces. Now that House Democrats are about to subpoena everyone and everything in order to obtain the report, no wonder Trump is panicking.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report