A new poll - or, depending on who's doing the reporting, a stunning new poll, an astonishing new poll, an incredulous new poll - shows that 50 percent of Americans believe Robert Mueller's investigation of President Donald Trump is a witch hunt. "If you want to keep investigating me, it just shows that it is purely partisan".
Mueller's report is expected any day, and the president and his Republican allies are signaling that they expect no clear evidence will be found that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, reported the Associated Press.
Kent adds that reporters can take this further, and directly ask the attorney general and the Justice Department whether they will commit in advance to making this disclosure in response to congressional subpoenas without any involvement at all from the White House.
Mueller has already issued some three dozen indictments, including charging six former aides and associates of the president and is believed to be winding up his investigation. Trump said he supports the public seeing special counsel Robert Mueller's final report. That's up to the attorney general. And the president and his advisers are now considering how to weaponize those possible findings.
"It's sort of interesting that a man just writes a report", Trump said of the Special Counsel, who has been hard at work for 22 months and three days investigating Russia's attack on the US electoral system. "So explain that, because I don't get it and my voters don't get it", Trump said.More news: Christchurch mosque attacks: Bangladesh Test cricket team escape mass shooting
"You know better than anybody there's no collusion", Trump said.
By contrast, Kent notes, if Trump really wants to "let it come out", he could refrain from doing those things, and even facilitate the release if he chooses.
"My voters don't get it and I don't get it", he said of the Mueller probe.
That report, experts say, is unlikely to be revealed in the raw - it could have confidential data on people not charged, as well as top secret information on sources.
While appearing in an interview on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber", Bharara - who was sacked three months into the Trump presidency - was asked about the phone conversations he had with President Trump about two years ago, where the former USA attorney said that he "seriously considered" recording the president.