Notes taken by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff reveal the president’s reaction to being informed of the beginning of the Mueller investigation.
According to Fox News:
President Trump has been celebrating the findings of Robert Mueller’s report, but he wasn’t quite as positive when the special counsel was first appointed.
According to Mueller’s report, which was released to the public on Thursday morning, Trump said his presidency was finished, going so far as to state he was “f—ed”, after being told of Mueller’s appointment by then-attorney general Jeff Sessions.
“According to notes written by (Sessions’ chief of staff Jody) Hunt, when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair, and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f……’,” the report reads.
“The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, ‘How could you let this happen, Jeff?’
President Trump reportedly let his frustrations out on AG Sessions. Claiming it was the AG’s job to protect him and stating that Sessions had failed him.
President Trump compared Sessions’ service to that of Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy.