With all the fake news being waved in our faces, it’s good to hear the truth directly from President Trump himself.
In a new interview with The New York Times President Donald Trump said he was assured that he is not a target of the Mueller investigation.
The president was speaking to The Times’ Maggie Haberman when she asked him what he was told by his former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Has Rod Rosenstein given you any sense over the course of the last year about whether you have any exposure, either in — or there’s any concerns, or whether you’re a target of the Mueller report?” she said.
“Well he told the attorneys that I’m not a subject, I’m not a target,” the president said.
“He told your attorneys?” Haberman fired back curiously at his certainty.
“Yeah. Oh, yeah,” the president said assuredly, reinforcing the statement.
Haberman also asked the president about the ongoing negotiations to prevent another government shutdown.
“This is your first experience dealing with Nancy Pelosi having the gavel as the speaker. Do you feel that you properly estimated her strengths?” she said.
“Yeah, I did. I did. I’ve actually always gotten along with her, but now I don’t think I will anymore. I think that she’s hurting the country very badly. I think she’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country. If she doesn’t approve a wall, the rest of it’s just a waste of money and time and energy because it’s, it’s desperately needed. People are flowing in.
“I mean, we have caravans coming in right now, 12,000 people. We have three of them lined up. And you know they’re lining up from Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador. And they’re coming in.
“With a wall, you don’t need very much help. We just had to move more military down there to handle the one that’s coming up now: 12,000 people or whatever it might be. But they say it’s about 12,000 people.
“No, I think Nancy Pelosi is hurting our country very badly by doing what she’s doing. And ultimately I think I’ve set the table very nicely.
“They didn’t know what was going on with the southern border. Now they know. They had no idea the amount of crime, the amount of drugs, the amount of human trafficking, which can be stopped with a proper system —,” he said.
And then President Trump gave a clue about what is next for the border wall.
“So set the table for emergency declaration,” The Times’ Peter Baker said.
“I’ve set the table. I’ve set the stage for doing what I’m going to do,” he said. “I’m going to wait until the 15th. I think it’s a waste of time.”
After some crosstalk with the reporters he explained further.
“Well, based on everything I hear. Now they’ll probably be overly generous with things that you don’t need in terms of money. They’ll give you more money than you need for things that won’t help very much. And they’ll give you money for good things, too. But based on what I hear and based on what I read, they don’t want to give money for the wall.
“You know I’m building the wall. You know that. I’m building the wall right now. I’m building — it’s been funded, and we’re buying it right. And we’re renovating large sections of wall. We’re building new sections of wall. We’re building the wall. The wall is going up as we speak. We’ll be up to, by the end of this year, 115 miles,” he said.