Listen: President, President Trump And Robert Muller discussed on All Things Considered
"And we know all that. Because that's what the president tweeted shortly after attorney general William bar released his four page summary of the Muller report last month. So could the release the report changed the president's narrative, or how could it affect the political landscape in Washington, we're going to tackle some of these questions, Susan Glasser? She writes the letter from Washington column for the New Yorker welcome to the studio. Thank you so much. So as we just heard Kerry say. There is a lot of nuance that could be revealed in the report, right? For example. The reason why Robert Muller decided not to charge the president with obstruction of Justice. Because of was it because of Justice department policy or was because the truly did not obstruct Justice. But have perceptions been set already. Well, that's right. There's obviously not a lot of nuance that can be conveyed in either a four page letter or one hundred forty character tweet and President Trump has been very clear in trying to establish a political narrative around what the attorney general's characterizes the findings in the report. So the question is is there anything that's going to change essentially, the political point of view surrounding this report that we're gonna learn or essentially has the news cycle moved on. Remember, President Trump has had such a consistent provable and disapproval rating, basically people's minds are made up about the president into. I think from the point of view of Washington politics one big question is there anything in. This report any fact and. He conclusion any information that offers the possibility of changing the minds of the very few people whose minds are still available to to be changed right poll numbers. Tell us anything even when the summary. I came out we've had some some time since then. Well, that's right. I mean, look at consistently surveys have shown that people in both parties want the report released it took a little bit of time. But you have seen Republicans migrating round to the narrative that the president has has offered for them that in fact, this report does offer exoneration and vindication, but interestingly, the president himself appears to be somewhat more nervous and concerned about what is actually in. This report that he was initially. Remember, there was this sort of jubilant the president was in Florida at his golf club."