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.