AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims a steady hand with Mueller

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday credited himself with a steady hand in dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, despite publicly toying with the idea of firing Mueller and denouncing the probe repeatedly as a “witch hunt.”
At one level, the White House indeed appears to have been “cooperative,” as Trump stated.
A look at his tweet on the matter and the complexities behind it:
TRUMP: “I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.”
THE FACTS: Despite Trump’s insults and fury with the process, there has been a degree of cooperation. More than 20 White House employees have been made available for interviews with Mueller’s team. The White House has turned over more than 20,000 pages of records; Trump’s campaign has given Mueller more than 1.4 million pages...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

Category: