Reports: DOJ Talked Mueller Report With White House Ahead Of Release

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

White House attorneys have had “numerous conversations” with Justice Department officials about the conclusion of the Mueller report, the New York Times reported, helping the President’s legal team prepare in advance for the document’s release.

ABC News reported on Tuesday that the White House had “received a broad briefing on the report,” including that it would be divided into sections on alleged collusion and obstruction.

“The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over its findings,” reads the Times story.

The Times added that “a sense of paranoia” has gripped top White House staff. That corroborates an earlier NBC report on the bubbling anxiety among staffers who fear their cooperation with the Mueller investigation will be exposed.

Latest Muckraker

Notable Replies

  1. Avatar for sanni sanni says:

    Color me shocked.

    Color the DOJ compromised.

    Prepare to color Trumps twitter Red with spittle figuratively splaying out of the words.

  2. “The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report…”

    So Trump’s legal team is gonna rebut his own “complete and total exoneration”?


    (h/t Inversion)

Continue the discussion at

154 more replies


Avatar for sooner Avatar for marby Avatar for UnfadingGreen Avatar for jackster Avatar for bluinmaine Avatar for inversion Avatar for slagathor Avatar for chelsea530 Avatar for ralph_vonholst Avatar for donnyyoung Avatar for leftcoaster Avatar for generalsternwood Avatar for fiftygigs Avatar for darrtown Avatar for gharlane Avatar for junebug Avatar for jonney_5 Avatar for rickjones Avatar for jacksonhts Avatar for khyber900 Avatar for cub_calloway Avatar for eisenst Avatar for rascal_crone Avatar for filmknight

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: