Trump claims to want Muller's discoveries. Hmm.
The president, with his talent for reorienting the terms of debate, judged the fate of Mueller's yet-to-be final report before leaving for Ohio on Wednesday.
"I do not mind, I have to say honestly, I said to Parliament," If you want, let's see it, "Trump said if the American public had the right to see the work of the Special Advocate. that he is in conflict with long-standing attempts to hinder or discredit the investigation of Muller, which he calls a "witch hunt" and something that no president should suffer.However, after returning from Ohio on Wednesday evening, Trump published some comment from Fox News: "The reason we investigate spec the private adviser is that James Amy (a dirty policeman) has missed his notes to a friend who has missed them. "The KennedyNation Totally Unlawful!"
He also came up against the worries of the Capitol that the White House will try to pull out Müller's findings before they can reach MPs, and a new CNN study showed that the vast majority of the public wants to see the results.
It is often hard to know if Trump is working on a long-term strategic plan, testing a new political basis, or just re-trying at the moment to go through bad news on another topic.
But it is difficult to grasp his comment, partly because he recalls his frequent statements that he would like to sit in an interview with Muller, a proposal that never seems to have been taken seriously by his lawyers.
Trump has provided a special lawyer with a set of written answers to questions prepared in coordination with his legal team, but has never met prosecutors.
With his comment on Wednesday, the president can simply acknowledge strong support. among the Americans, for publicly reporting Muller's work-with the conviction that he can not shape it without first acknowledging it.
The CNN / SSRS study published on Wednesday found that 87% of Americans believe that Muller's report should be public. Only 9% disagree.
The president's sincerity is also questioned by a tweet last weekend, which seems to signal that he is more interested in going through reporting proposals than accepting it as a practice.  At the recent unofficial vote (420-0) at Congress on the publication of the Müller report, I told the management to allow all Republicans to vote for transparency. ! "
Trump's Democratic Enemies do not really think he wants Müller's report to be publicly available."
"I do not believe him, because he stops every step on the way"
How Mueller's findings will shape the White House strategy
A large part of the White House strategy after Muller submitted his final report to the main Prosecutor William Bar will depend on what he says …
Trump insisted on Wednesday that he did not know what was in the report, and it is unclear whether he was informed by the subordinates read in the investigation, for example, a former acting Prosecutor General Matt Whitaker
If the report ended critically against the President nt – after investigating the alleged collaboration between his team for the campaign and the intervention of the Russian elections and claiming that he was interfering with justice – Trump would have a strong incentive to suppress him.
A less harmful result will allow the White House to turn a penny after months of attacking the special counselor by using Muller's personal reputation for his own benefit
Evaluating the impending battle is also difficult because no one he does not know what Müller's conclusions will be.
He could choose to give Bary an explanation of the bones why he chose to pursue some Trump's adherents, like Paul Mannorth and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and not others.
Or given the strong public interest in his investigation, Muller could have made a more extensive assessment. It will then be up to the Chief Prosecutor to decide what Congress or the public can see.
There is another reason why Trump's support for publicizing a Muller report should not be taken at face value. Suddenly, the White House is experiencing a period of political confrontation after Muller's probe is over.
Pamela Brown of CNN announced this week that White House lawyers are expecting to see any version of Muller's conclusions. send to Congress.
Clearing the report on claims of executive powers is within the scope of the White House Advisor's Office – ultimately, their responsibility is to protect the institution of the presidency rather than the individual president they serve.
The White House to examine the report before it is issued to MEPs will surely challenge the Democrats who believe that Trump's team will do their best to suppress Mueller's final conclusions. a battle that could have reached the Supreme Court, and postponed daily Trump calculation in Congress for months, even if the report brought bad news.
Another problem is that so much of Muller's investigation is a counter to the intelligence investigation into the interference of Russian spy agency elections; some findings may have to remain classified  Missing deadlines
The fight for disclosure is already receiving a preliminary review.
Democratic committee chairmen are struggling to get the White House to meet requests for documents to support their huge investigations into the Trump's campaign, the transition, the inaugural commission, the business, and the presidency.
"I want the public to understand us by drawing this picture of what is happening in our country, the plundering, the lies," Elijah Kumings told CNN Manu Raju on Wednesday
"I do not want to be distracted by the truth" , he added.
The White House has also missed a deadline for delivering documents to the parliamentary judiciary. Trump's comment on the release of the Müller report came when he tested a counter-attack based on the escalation of his mantra "no collusion" and repeated attacks on the "witch hunt" at Müller.
The announcement could convey the president during the critical final stages of the Müller investigation and also create a pillar of his re-election argument when he targets the campaign before the 2020 campaign.
The plan is clear: Delegate Müller in person and professionally, draw his findings as a deep state coup which removes the voices of his millions of Trump supporters and claim he is bulletproof because he does such a great job. from blue wrote only a report. I received 306 votes against 223. This is a huge victory. I have 63 million votes, and now someone is just writing a report. I think it's absurd. Trump said on Wednesday.
The argument that the investigation of a democratically elected president may turn into a coup, with the exception of the name, may be powerful.
Trump is not the only senior politician in Washington to prepare the political ground for the possible submission of the Muller report
His line of attack helps explain the strategy adopted by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of Parliament, when faced with the demands of the Democratic dwellers for President's impeachment before Mueller's report.
is not worth it, "Pelosi said in a Washington Post interview earlier this month.
The speaker believes that the process of impeachment is so damaging to the nation's political fabric that unless there is a real serious offense revealed by investigations, the proper remedy for the presidency, which it considers unethical and detrimental, is in the ballot box
The CNN study shows that Pelosi may have persuaded some Democrats.
However, 80% of self-appointed Democrats said they supported the impeachment, which is now 68%, which is 12 points.