Trump leaves for Florida as nation awaits Mueller report

Trump leaves for Florida as nation awaits Mueller report

Trump on the South Lawn 11/2 (TMN photo)

WASHINGTON — Amid mounting expectations that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III could be on the verge of completing his investigation, President Donald Trump left for Florida on Friday.

“I have no idea about the Mueller report,” Trump told reporters as he departed, when asked if he expected it to come soon.

The president stuck to his usual refrain, suggesting that there was “no collusion” and that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia is a “witch hunt.”

There have been signs in the past week that the nearly two-year long investigation could be coming to an end, most notable the departure of Andrew Weissmann, one of the team’s top prosecutors.

Once the probe is completed and the report is issued, there is still no clear answer over how much the public will ultimately see.

Trump said earlier this week that he would like to see the report widely released, but that the decision will ultimately be left to Attorney General William Barr.

The president will spend the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, the private club he owns in Palm Beach.

He is scheduled to meet with Caribbean leaders there Friday afternoon.

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