The New York Times reports:
Robert S. Mueller III’s findings will be public on Thursday, but some of them will not be news to President Trump.
Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over its findings. A sense of paranoia is taking hold among some of Mr. Trump’s aides, some of whom fear his backlash more than the findings themselves, the people said.
New from NYT: Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the Mueller report in recent days. The talks have aided Trump’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategize over its findings.https://t.co/j7mP4YXlr4
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 17, 2019
We haven’t seen the full Mueller report yet. But William Barr, who believes the Special Counsel should not have existed, made sure the White House did so they could release their rebuttal “clearing” Trump before before they even #ReleaseTheReport https://t.co/UpXFeoRrsE
— Swing Left (@swingleft) April 17, 2019
“The report might make clear which of Mr. Trump’s current and former advisers spoke to the special counsel, how much they said and how much damage they did to the president — providing a kind of road map for retaliation.” @maggienyt @npfandos @ktbenner https://t.co/2xmpZUgkf6
— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) April 17, 2019