Trump launched an attack on the team that produced the Mueller report as he accused them of “leaking” information to the press. The president took to Twitter after the Mueller investigation found no clear evidence of wrongdoing from the president or his organisation but spent over $30million (£23million) in doing so. In his tweet Trump said: “Looks like Bob Mueller’s team of 13 Trump haters and angry Democrats are illegally leaking information to the press while the fake news media make up their own stories with or without sources – sources no longer matter to our corrupt and dishonest mainstream media, they are a joke!”
In response to Trump’s attack, New York Times correspondent Katie Rogers mocked the president.
Ms Rogers argued that the president needs to chose which narrative he chooses to run with in order to avoid confusion and undermine the upcoming release of the redacted version of Mueller’s report.
Ms Rogers responded to the president as she said: “When you’re starting your morning attack of institutions, I think you’ve gotta pick a lane.
“Either the leaks are real or the news is fake and you’ve got to go one way with this.
“I think it’s sort of, you know, sowing confusion, and you know, trying to undermine what might come out as soon as next week, the redacted version of the Mueller report.”
Conducted by Robert Mueller, the investigation set out to find any potential collusion between Trump or his campaign chief and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
In an initial statement issued last month, the investigation did not find any evidence of potential links between Russia and Trump.
However, Attorney General William Barr will release a redacted version of Mr Mueller’s final report in what Ms Rogers believes could potentially be damaging to the US President.
Ms Rogers said: “What I can tell you is that people inside the White House are less on a victory tour than they were a couple of weeks ago, and they’re waiting for what this thing says.
“It would stand to reason that the President is getting out their early saying, you know, don’t trust the leakers, don’t trust the media, don’t trust what you see.”
Despite Ms Rogers belie, Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Guiliani recently suggested in an interview with CBS that he was not worried about the release of the redacted statement.
The attorney and former New York City mayor said: “I’m not worried about the report at all.”