President Donald Trump did not stop answering questions from the press on Thursday when he left the White House with Melania on his way to Mar-a-Lago for the Easter weekend.
He and the first lady blew past dozens of reporters to hear from him – the president often stops to hold improvised press conferences – and boarded Marine One.
They also did not speak on the asphalt at Joint Base Andrews, allowing the comments of the president's lawyers and one of his best assistants to be dealt with.
Trump himself tweeted several times and said at a Wounded Warrior event that he had a & # 39; good day & # 39; since the Attorney General refused to charge him with crimes.
& # 39; I also have a good day. There was no collusion, no hindrance, & he said. & # 39; By the way, there was never anything and it will never be. And we have to get to the bottom of these things, I say. & # 39;
President Donald Trump did not stop to answer press questions on Thursday when he left the White House with Melania on his way to Mar-a-Lago for the Easter weekend
They also did not speak on the asphalt at Joint Base Andrews, where they were allowed the comments of the president's lawyers and one of the assistants of his top assistants
He added: “I say this to my friends, this should never happen again with another president, this hoax. This should never happen to another president. & # 39;
He had previously celebrated the end of the special advisory study with a play on & # 39; Game of Thrones & # 39 ;, which is on HBO in his last season.
The president shared a theatrical poster of himself, stood in the fog, with an overlay that said: & NO COLLUSION. NO OBSTACLE. FOR THE HATERS AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS – TRANSFER. & # 39;
His top lawyer and one of his closest employees also came to his defense.
The White House adviser joined the president's legal team to reduce aspects of the special advisory report – including a claim that Trump exploded when he heard about Robert Mueller's appointment and stated: am stunned & # 39 ;.
Kellyanne Conway, president's counselor, told the White House press that she had never heard & Trump made comments such as what was included in the report.
& # 39; I was very surprised to see that, because that was not the President's response that day when I was there and he has never – there are words that the President has quoted throughout the report, which he doesn't use those words, so I'm not sure, you can ask people about that, & she said.
The White House joined the president's legal team to reduce aspects of the special advisory report – including a claim that Trump exploded when he heard about Robert Mueller's appointment and stated: & # 39; I & # 39; mf * ** ed & # 39;
She said that Trump had never spoken of resigning or ending his presidential campaign.
& # 39; I will tell you that he has never said on the campaign that I think we should step down, I'm not going to run anymore, let's just – I'm done here, I can go back to my happy life, billions of dollars he never said that during the campaign and he certainly never said it since he was here
She said: & # 39; I have been at his side for three consecutive years now. He never said that: & # 39; my presidency is over & # 39 ;.
& # 39; And I know that was the promise and desire of many people, many people who for a lot of reason give a lot of air time and ink, who now have zero credibility, who promised collusion, who swore that there was a would be a criminal conspiracy that would whisper in the ears of people like me that my colleagues or members of the trump family, or both, would be led to prison, sued by the grand jury, in the prison would be included, & she said.
& # 39; I mean, that's really a shame, people whisper about that in our ears. none of that happened. Honestly, it's time to move on, total indemnity, the president is in a good mood. And I think it is incredibly important that democracy flourishes in & # 39; the world's largest country, the largest democracy. & # 39;
Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately did not accuse President Trump of crimes – but he painted a non-flattering portrait of a staff member who believed that the Russian probe would lead to his demise.
When Mueller was appointed, the Special Counsel's report says, "I am numb." This is the end of my presidency. & # 39;
The account is included in the report released on CD & ROM's to Congress and to the public in a PDF document that could not be searched. It gives new details the moment Trump learned that Mueller had made agreements and had taken action to prevent the walls from hitting him.
Mueller refused to call one of the actions criminal – but he deliberately left room for Congress to come to a different conclusion.
& # 39; If we had faith after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit an obstruction of justice, we would say so. & # 39;
Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately didn't accuse President Trump of crimes – but he painted a non-flattering portrait of a shocking manager who believed the Russian probe would lead to his downfall
He outlines ten examples in which Trump has obstructed justice – and notes that the president believed that the appointment of a special council would lead to his removal from office.
According to the report, Sessions left a meeting on May 17, 2017 to have a phone call from Rosenstein, who delivered the news.
In notes from White House Assistant Reed Hunt, the president fell back in his seat.
& # 39; O my God. This is awful. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f *****, & he said, according to Hunt's notes.
Then, according to the report, & # 39; The president got angry and complained to the Attorney General for his decision to recapture the investigation and said: & # 39; How could you make this happen, Jeff? & # 39;
Trump contrasted Sessions with former AG's Eric Holder and Bobby Kennedy, and said: “You had to protect me & # 39; or similar words.
& # 39; The president returned to the effects of the appointment and said: & # 39; Everyone tells me that if you get one of these independent opinions, it will ruin your president. It takes years and years and I will not be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me. & # 39;
Afterwards, Trump seemed extremely upset, the former Trump press secretary and White House assistant told Hope Hicks.
& # 39; Hicks said she'd seen the president the other time, when the Access Hollywood tape was released during the campaign, & # 39; she said.
Sessions submitted a letter of resignation after the incident, at Trump's request. Trump asked Sessions if he wanted to stay, and when Sessions said he did, Trump said he wanted Sessions to stay.
& # 39; At the end of the meeting, the president shook Sessions' hand, but did not return the letter of resignation & # 39 ;, the report said.
This action also caused concern. Former White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said it acted as a & # 39; shock collar & # 39; and that Trump DOJ & # 39; down the throat & # 39; had.
Priebus and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon would be worried and said they would try to get it back.
The report also describes an incident on Trump & # 39; s flight to the Middle East where, according to Hicks, Trump pulled out the letter and showed it to a group of advisers.
When Priebus asked Trump about the letter on the trip, Trump told him that he was back at the White House home. Only three days after he returned, Trump returned the letter to Sessions with the following note: & # 39; Not Accepted & # 39 ;. & # 39;
After reviewing a litany of cases where Trump would have impeded justice, the Attorney General chose to plead the president. He claimed that Mueller had left the task to him.
The non-updated report showed that Mueller had explicitly left the work to Congress.
"Regarding whether the President can be found to have impeded the right by exercising his powers in accordance with Article II of the Constitution, we have concluded that Congress has the power to prevent the corrupt use of his authority by a President forbid to the integrity of the administration of justice & # 39 ;, wrote the special counsel.
He said: “The doctrine of teacher separation empowers Congress to protect official proceedings, including those of courts and grand juries, against corrupt, obstructive acts that bear witness to less of their source.
& # 39; The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the corrupt exercise of office powers by the president is consistent with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no one is above the law. & # 39;
The president's chief attorney said Thursday that cases of alleged obstruction of the law, outlined in the special advisory report and serving as a basis for claims that Donald Trump has committed crimes, can be easily explained & # 39; as defense mechanisms of the submarine pilot.
Giuliani told Fox News in an extensive dissertation on Thursday afternoon: & # 39; The president had no guilty motive. The president was and is now considered under the law because there is no underlying crime – he was an innocent man accused of something he did not do. & # 39;
The president was concerned that researchers working for Mueller had ties with the Clinton family and & # 39; very partisan democrats & # 39; were those who strongly supported & # 39; & # 39; from Hillary Clinton.
He believed that he & # 39; framed & # 39; was by prosecutors, Giuliani said: & # 39; And he was right. & # 39;
& # 39; You'll find out in the four or five months that followed. This was a conscious plan to plant this idea. & # 39;
The chief attorney of the president says that cases of alleged obstruction of justice, outlined in the special advisory report and that serve as the basis for claims that Donald Trump has committed crimes, can be easily explained & # 39; as defense mechanisms of the underloaded manager
The Special Council discussed ten cases in which the President might have made the investigation more difficult and where it can be established that it impedes justice.
But Giuliani said it was always a false accusation because, & # 39; It is quite ridiculous to go after a man for obstruction when he was falsely accused, he defended himself.
& # 39; His intention, in each of these situations – all ten – is easily explained as an intention not to be framed. & # 39;
Giuliani suggested that the prosecutors of Mueller Paul Manafort, the former president of the Trump campaign, tried to mislead by claiming that President Trump was aware of a meeting with a Russian lawyer who was central or accusations that that Trump was part of a criminal conspiracy.
He said: & # 39; and he is not intimidated by Mueller & # 39; s uncontrolled prosecutors, and they do not question him in solitary confinement like Manafort, and they do not question him eleven times and try to make him say – They did they went out of their way to get Manafort to say that the president was aware of the meeting on 9 June.
& # 39; They literally ran the kind of questions you ask for a terrorism suspect, & he said.
Giuliani said he was convinced that Mueller did not draw any conclusions about the issues because there was disagreement in his team about the issue.
& # 39; Nothing was obstructed, they could not point to a single thing that was obstructed during the investigation. So now you are talking about a purely theoretical crime, & he said. & # 39; And I think this would be practical in the office of most law firms in the United States. & # 39;
Some Mueller prosecutors have already recommended a charge, he said: "Because these people had a preference for strong and because they used the standard of evidence." I mean, it's a great standard of proof. Cannot convince conclusively that he has not committed an obstacle to law. & # 39;