A former member of President Donald Trump’s legal team is claiming that the president gave the Mueller investigation his full cooperation and is giving the report on its findings a “complete F.”
Speaking with “Fox & Friends” on Monday lawyer John Dowd spoke out about his experience of briefing the president on the investigation from 2017 to 2018. When asked by co-host Steve Doocy about the claim that Trump had made requests to former White House counsel Don McGhan to fire Mueller, he denied it.
“He never did,” Dowd said. “I was there at same time report said McGahan mentioned this. I was assigned to deal with Mueller and I briefed the president every day … At no time did the president ever say, ‘John, I’m going to get rid of him.’”
Former Trump attorney John Dowd assigns the Mueller report an F letter grade: "It's so poorly done. There are things missing, there are parts of it that just aren't right. And I would say they had a junior writer from The New York Times do it." pic.twitter.com/86sSa95GkF
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Dowd explained that from his perspective, the president had fully complied with the investigation.
“It’s just the opposite. Here is the message the president had for Bob Mueller to me, to carry — number one, you tell him I respect what he is doing; number two, you tell him he’s got my full cooperation; number three, get it done as quickly as possible; and number four, whatever else you need, let me know. That was always the message and that is exactly what we did. And as you know we produced everything. Without a document missing. Without a lie. Can you imagine in Washington something without a lie?”
When asked what he thought about the report, Dowd held nothing back, saying that there was much missing from the report.
“An F. Complete F,” he replied. “I ran cases just like this. It is so poorly done. There are things missing. Parts of it are not right. I would say, they had a junior writer from the New York Times do it. It is very poor.”
As IJR News previously reported, the Mueller report did not find any evidence of collusion with Russia but made no determination on obstruction of justice. However, Dowd pointed to issues that may shed light on how the report was conducted.