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Mueller report

Does US President Donald Trump suffer from a "Mueller phobia"? He shoots off his mouth apart from casting aspersions at every opportunity he gets on a man whose credentials are widely respected. And this, when he does not have the foggiest idea of the report being prepared by the man who has an impeccable record not only as former FBI Chief but in public service too. Eventually, he may go down in history as "the man who knew too much." Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections is well known. Robert Mueller was appointed by the US Department of Justice to find out the extent to which Trump was the beneficiary. Even written questions were sent to Trump. The answers are reportedly ready but not sent to Mueller yet. Several of the President's men, including his son, have been summoned for questioning. This has led to intense speculation. But there has been complete silence at Mueller's end. On the odd occasion, Trump hinted he had the power to "fire" Mueller. That there would be severe consequences if he did is well known. The President keeps harping "there was no collusion with the Russians" but everything will be out when the Mueller report is. Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, a frequent defender of President Donald Trump, said the forthcoming report on Russian interference in the 2016 election from special counsel Robert Mueller will be "devastating" politically to the President. "I think the report is going to be devastating to the President," Dershowitz, a former Harvard law professor, said.

"At some point when the report's made public, and that's a very hard question considering the new attorney general who has the authority to decide when and under what circumstance to make it public, it will be made public probably with a response alongside," he added, referencing Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general who replaced the fired Jeff Sessions after the November midterm election. Mueller was appointed to lead the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election after Trump fired then FBI Director James Comey in May 2017 while he was leading the initial investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump repeatedly derides Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" and insists there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia. Dershowitz said despite his expectation for a "politically very devastating report," he does not think criminal charges will be brought forward. "When I say devastating, I mean it's going to paint a picture that's going to be politically very devastating," he said. Be that as it may, if there is enough in the report to implicate the President in wrongdoing, Trump and his men would face an uphill task in defending the indefensible.

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