The Mueller report portrays President Trump as repeatedly trying to commit obstruction, only to have his staff ignore him, saving him from himself.
Trump often acted like a bystander during the special counsel’s investigation, venting his frustration on Twitter and with reporters. But a striking theme of the report is what an active player he was in the behind-the-scenes drama.
Trump often tried to orchestrate outcomes, then found himself thwarted by a system that was beyond his direct control. The report lists rat-a-tat examples of times that aides and advisers slow-walked or rebuffed Trump suggestions and orders, insulating him from obstruction.
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