Transcript for Trump's legal team claims 'a total victory for the president'
The president and his legal team tonight calling it a total victory for the president. Let's bring in ABC's chiefs white house correspondent Jonathan Karl late tonight. Here's what the president said right after the report was revealed. I'm having a good day, too, it was called no collusion, no obstruction. And Jon, it would appear tonight, you've been reporting on this, that when it comes to obstruction of justice, the Mueller report now indicates that the president might have been protected repeatedly by members of his own team who refused to carry out his orders, even some of them threatening to quit. Reporter: David, I count seven senior advisers or aides to the president who refused to do things that could have obstructed -- could have obstructed justice. The bottom line is that these people very close to the president could have saved him from himself by declining to follow his orders. The president, though, is offering no apologies whatsoever, in fact, look at what he just tweeted from air force one. "I had the right to end the whole witch hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to." And then he added, "I had the right to use executive privilege. I didn't." So, the president adamant that he could have obstructed the investigation if he'd like to, he could have ended it by firing everybody. Doubling down, saying he could fire Mueller. All right, Jon Karl, thank you.
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