James Comey claimed in an op-ed Thursday that he does not care one way or the other whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller finds evidence that President Trump conspired with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election or obstructed the FBI's collusion probe.
"We will see what the report says".
Trump, for his part, said he had no idea when the report would be released, but maintained his innocence, saying there was "no collusion" and "no obstruction".
"We'll see what the report says - let's see if it's fair".
Trump gaggled with the press on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday afternoon as he prepared to depart for a trip to OH, during which he was asked "Do you think the public has a right to see the Mueller report?".
President Trump repeatedly suggested Wednesday that Robert Mueller's report would be illegitimate - because Trump was voted into office and the special counsel was not.
While talking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump said that the public should have the opportunity to see the full Mueller report.
Trump has repeatedly attacked the probe into his Russian Federation ties as "a witch hunt" and is expected to raise the volume as he starts campaigning for reelection in 2020.
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"I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of the country", Trump added, which is false. "So explain that because my voters don't get it, and I don't get it", he said before repeating familiar knocks against the special counsel.
"That's why this whole debate about whether Rod Rosenstein was joking when he said "I'll wire up against the president" or not sort of rung in my ear a little bit".
And Trump and his advisers are considering how to weaponize those possible findings for the 2020 race, according to current and former White House officials and presidential confidants who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
TRUMP: "I know that he's conflicted and I know that his best friend is Comey, who's a bad cop". Mueller has previously held several senior positions in the Justice Department, including FBI Director. "So you know, I-so what it is-now, let's see whether or not it's legit".
The plan is clear: Delegitimize Mueller personally and professionally, paint his findings as a deep state coup that trashes votes of his millions of Trump supporters, and argue that he's bulletproof since he's doing such a great job.
At least 11 of them made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates, mostly Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.