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White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release

White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release

DOJ discussed Mueller report with WHNot all of Robert S. Mueller III’s findings will be news to President Trump when they are released Thursday.

Justice  Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House  lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel,  in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.  The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a  rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over  its findings.

A sense of paranoia was  taking hold among some of Mr. Trump’s aides, some of whom fear his  backlash more than the findings themselves, the people said. The report  might make clear which of Mr. Trump’s current and former advisers spoke  to the special counsel, how much they said and how much damage they did  to the president — providing a kind of road map for retaliation.

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