Reports had surfaced Wednesday night stating that Trump had initially taken the news with a "measured reaction," according to a source who told Politico they were in the Oval Office when the President was informed. The source said the President assured everyone in the room that the administration has "nothing to hide."
Thursday, however, was a different story.
Early in the morning, Trump took to Twitter with a few outbursts:
Trump was apparently angry enough that in his original tweet he wrote "councel," a misspelling, and replaced it a few hours later with the one above.
That tweet was soon followed by:
The White House had released a statement Wednesday night, attributed to Trump, shortly after the appointment of Robert Mueller, a former FBI Director, as the special counsel in the case, saying:
As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.
The statement provided a stark contrast to Thursday morning's tweets, as well as statements Trump made at a lunch with major network news anchors later that Thursday after the tweets.
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