Transcript for 'I'm f---ed': Released report details Trump reaction to Mueller's appointment
The president was asked specifically about what he knew about the trump tower. Encounter whip Don junior Paul Mann a port in jerk Jared Kushner and we're now seeing his responses for the first time he says quote. I have no recollection of learning at the time the Donald Trump junior. Paul Mann a port or Jared Kushner was considering participating in a meeting in June 6 2016. Concerning potentially negative information about Hillary Clinton. Nor do our recalled during the campaign that in June of 2016 that the meeting had taken place. That the reference emails existed for the Donald Trump junior has other communications. So he basically saying he did not know about it that's what he's telling the special counsel. And then he also says I have no independent recollection. Of what portion of these four days in June. 2016. I spent in trump tower so you're saying that he is that a very foggy memory and regard to that. And George. Does it also some pretty interesting color. That we found here about how the president first reacted. When he was told that there was a special counsel investigation was apparently told by Jeff Sessions. And his quote it was to the effect oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency that's according to one of the eight story. Yet that end game Nelson couldn't have assuming we cannot say right on TV honoring John Carlin actually I. Good bet Jon Karl for more on that right now John again we have known. From what the president is said in public from the president's Kris how angry he was about this but we're seeing much more. Give me now from inside the Oval Office based in part on an extensive cooperation. The president's aides. And in what is significant about this as we we learned that the president was in the Oval Office. Talking about potential candidates to replace James coney as the FBI director. He was meeting would Jeff Sessions the attorney general sessions chief of staff. A Jodi Hans and dom again the president's council. Wind sessions got the phone call from rose and Stein saying. That he had made the decision to appoint a special counsel so it's when sessions comes back into that meeting that the president has the reaction that you just heard. From from Pierre this is the end of my presidency. And he goes on to say this is the worst thing that ever happened to me and during that meeting. He begins to chair in two Jeff Sessions the attorney general saying how could you let this happen Jeff. How could you let this happen Getty contrasts him to watch Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy who the president is saying. You were supposed to protect me. The president is telling his attorney general quote you were supposed to protect me. So are very interest thing insight into the president's state of mind in those first minutes after learning that there was a special counsel.
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