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Trump Says Some Statements in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Report are 'Fabricated and Totally Untrue'

April 19, 2019 - 7:03 am
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President Donald Trump says some statements made in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report are "fabricated & totally untrue."

Tweeting Friday from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump dubbed the more than 400-page document the "Crazy Mueller Report."

He's alleging that "notes" some people said they took after meetings with him didn't exist until they were created for the Mueller investigation.

Trump says he never agreed to testify because he didn't need to respond to what he says were "total bullsh**" statements made about him in the report to make someone look good or make him look bad.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's report and the underlying materials.

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York is asking for the information by May 1. That's also the day when Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee and one day before Barr is set to appear before Nadler's committee.

The subpoena is the opening shot in what could be a lengthy legal battle.

If the Justice Department doesn't respond, Democrats could hold officials in contempt of Congress or eventually fight the battle in court.

The Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 earlier this month to give Nadler permission to issue subpoenas for the final report, its exhibits and any underlying evidence or materials prepared for Mueller's investigation.

-AP