Just a week ago Trump tweeted that 'there should be no Mueller report' after the House passed a resolution calling for the report to be public
- In a series of explosive tweets on March 15, President Donald Trump said the special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russian interference and possible collusion shouldn't become public.
- While he has frequently decried Mueller's appointment, the tweet marked the first time Trump called for his findings to be kept from the public.
- Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible illegal coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to tilt the race in Trump's favor.
In a series of explosive March 15 tweets, President Donald Trump said the special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russian interference and possible collusion shouldn't become public.
Trump tweeted that Mueller "should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report." While he has frequently decried Mueller's appointment, the tweet marked the first time Trump called for his findings to be kept from the public.
A week later, Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered the report to Attorney General Robert Barr.
"This was an illegal & conflicted investigation in search of a crime. Russian Collusion was nothing more than an excuse by the Democrats for losing an Election that they thought they were going to win," he added, despite the fact the Mueller probe's legality has been upheld in multiple courts.
Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
So far, Mueller has charged 35 people, including eight Americans affiliated with the Trump campaign, and three Russian companies with a variety of crimes, including lying to investigators and Congress about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, obstruction of justice, and financial crimes.
The investigation has engulfed numerous people in Trump's orbit, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump ally and occasional strategist Roger Stone, and Michael Cohen, Trump's former longtime personal lawyer and fixer.
On Thursday, March 14, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution in a 420-0 vote calling for the Mueller report to be made available to Congress and the public.
Republicans for the Rule of Law said in a Friday statement to INSIDER that some of Trump's most reliable allies who have previously criticized the Mueller probe, including Reps. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, and Devin Nunes, voted in favor of the resolution.
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