President Donald Trump will leave it up to the Justice Department, and whoever might be running it, to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s report when the probe is finished, he told The Daily Caller Wednesday.
Trump also said he has never spoken with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker about how to handle the report.
“No. No, I haven’t spoken to him about that. I would say that I think after almost two years it certainly should be,” he told the Caller when asked if Whitaker had communicated with him about the investigation wrapping up. “Process crimes or process, you know, questions. The answer is different than what you thought it might be and some people say they lost their memory or a lack of memory, which a lot of people can understand that too.
“They’ll have to make their decision within the Justice Department,” he said of how to handle the report. “They will make the decision as to what they do. I could’ve taken a much different stance, I could’ve gotten involved in this, I could’ve terminated everything. I could’ve ended everything. I’ve chosen to stay out of it. But I had the right to, as you know, I had the right, if I wanted to, to end everything. I could’ve just said, ‘that’s enough.’ Many people thought that’s what I should do.”
Read the full interview here.