WASHINGTON — The case was closed for President Trump on March 24, the day Attorney General William P. Barr delivered to Congress his four-page summary of the special counsel’s 300-plus page report.
“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter that day. And in the weeks that followed, the president’s message of vindication and revenge on his political antagonists has only intensified, as he has expressed no interest in reading the full report and leveled charges of treason against Democratic lawmakers.
Mr. Barr’s letter effectively emboldened Mr. Trump, aides said, even as they prepare for new details to emerge from a redacted version of the report — expected this week — that could renew questions about the president’s fitness for office, and even as some of them cringe at Mr. Trump’s choice of the word “exonerate.” (Privately, they admit, they would prefer he use the word “vindicate.”)
But Mr. Trump’s mood has been lighter since the report was filed, people close to him said, even though neither he nor his White House lawyers have seen the full document, or at this point plan to do so before it is released to Congress and to the public. People close to Mr. Trump said they have noticed an increase in his confidence after he spent months feeling weighed down by a loss of control.
“When they began to go after people he knew personally, who had worked for him for years, I think it gnawed at him, and I think he felt helpless,” said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and a confidant of Mr. Trump’s.
But since Mr. Barr issued his letter, the president has felt liberated and has been testing his bounds. He has poked fun at Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president considering a presidential run, for his handsy approach to politics, despite his own troubled history with women. He has floated the idea of a pardon for Kevin McAleenan, now his acting homeland security secretary, if he encountered any legal problems in shutting the southwestern border. And he has heightened his attacks on the press beyond his normal refrain of “fake news,” falsely claiming that journalists are “knowingly” bending the truth.
Now, as Mr. Barr prepares to submit a redacted version of the report, Mr. Trump’s plan of attack, aides said, is to act as if the report itself is extraneous to Mr. Barr’s brief letter.
“The bottom line: The result is no collusion, no obstruction, and that’s the way it is,” the president told reporters on Thursday. He said that Democrats “know it’s all a big scam, a big hoax” and that he believed what they were doing was “actually treason.” Days earlier, en route to Texas, Mr. Trump told reporters: “I don’t care about the Mueller report. I’ve been totally exonerated.”
Mr. Trump is purposefully escalating his language, people who know him said, expressly to enliven his base of supporters and to enrage his political rivals and the news media. He has revived an idea that his administration rejected — sending immigrant detainees to so-called sanctuary cities — in part, people close to him said, to distract from the report.
“The president clearly feels vindicated now that the Mueller report is completed,” said Eric Bolling, a former Fox News host, who recently taped a radio interview with Mr. Trump. “He will continue to remind the American people he was correct about there being no evidence of collusion with Russia.”
Other outside surrogates have been echoing Mr. Trump’s line — that the narrative has already been established and it is too late for new facts to change that — even though members of the special counsel’s team have expressed concern that Mr. Barr’s letter did not accurately portray the contents of the report.
“The facts are that there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, no obstruction of justice and President Trump has been fully vindicated,” said Boris Epshteyn, a former White House aide who now serves as the chief political commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group. “No amount of spin by the opponents is going to change that.”
But critics said the strategy is classic Trump — effective with a narrow audience, but ultimately self-limiting. “He will probably have succeeded in setting the narrative for his core supporters and hardening their attitudes, but at the expense of anyone else believing him when the report comes out and inevitably undermines what he’s been claiming,” said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman under former President Barack Obama. “The same things that solidify his base just prevent him from expanding beyond it at all.”
Neal K. Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, said that such an approach could backfire. “Whatever Trump may have thought when he claimed total exoneration two weeks ago, subsequent events strongly suggest that claim will fall flat on its face,” he said. “And because Trump claimed total exoneration from the report, he created massive public pressure for the full report to be released.”
Inside the White House, there is only a bare-bones plan in place for how to handle the release of the redacted report, people familiar with the matter said. Emmet T. Flood, the White House counsel, is expected to spend the day reading the report and to brief the president on its findings.
The White House has not asked to read the report in advance, and aides are planning to speed read. They intend to all but skip the sections related to potential criminal conspiracy, and instead zoom in on two outstanding questions that Mr. Trump himself wants to ignore: why Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, was not able to conclude whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice, and what the attorney general meant when he wrote in his letter that “much” of the president’s conduct was public — meaning some of it was not.
But many acknowledge they are still operating largely in the dark, with guesswork about what the report will reveal about Mr. Trump’s behavior in office.
Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, would not disclose how the legal team plans to address the report, but he said it would be similar to how the White House responded after Mr. Barr sent his summary to Congress.
“Our goal is to respond as quick as we can; given the length of the report, it may take some time to respond,” Mr. Sekulow said. “But we have a plan in place to respond in a professional manner as quickly and appropriately as possible.”
Mr. Trump’s top aides and some relatives have also been eager for their own vindication. After months of being mocked by reporters for his seemingly off-script moments, Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of the president’s lawyers, recently texted an article in The Federalist titled “Rudy Giuliani Knew Exactly What He Was Doing” to a wide list of journalists.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, who was believed to have been a focus of investigators, made a rare appearance on Fox News last week and insisted he never had any real concern.
“I was never worried, because I never thought the notion that we did that,” Mr. Kushner said, referring to whether the campaign conspired with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “We ran a great campaign. The president had a great message, and that’s why we won.”
Mr. Kushner, who faced difficulties getting a security clearance and was ultimately granted one on the president’s orders, added, “Over the last few years that I’ve been here, I’ve been accused of all different types of things, and all of those things have turned out to be false.”
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” reinforced the idea that Mr. Trump has been emboldened by Mr. Barr’s summary, pushing back when the show’s host, Chris Wallace, asked, “How are you going to deal with some evidence that’s going to come out in this report that clearly is going to be damaging to the president?”
“I don’t think it is going to be damaging,” Ms. Sanders said. “We consider this to be case closed.”B:
www.ht5201714.com【对】【于】【几】【间】【铺】【子】【的】【安】【排】，【沈】【嫣】【菡】【做】【了】【详】【细】【的】【规】【划】，【只】【等】【着】【和】【几】【个】【掌】【柜】【再】【商】【量】【一】【下】，【这】【些】【孩】【子】，【就】【安】【排】【在】【铺】【子】【里】【做】【活】。 【沈】【嫣】【菡】【对】【自】【己】【的】【将】【来】，【还】【没】【有】【规】【划】，【总】【之】，【先】【找】【回】【丢】【失】【的】【一】【魂】【两】【魄】【再】【说】。 【至】【于】【她】【和】【郝】【连】【策】…… 【看】【向】【门】【外】。 【郝】【连】【策】【正】【蹲】【在】【地】【上】【捣】【鼓】【薄】【荷】。 【沈】【嫣】【菡】【喜】【欢】【薄】【荷】【茶】。 【至】【少】【本】【尊】【是】【喜】【欢】
【朝】【华】【城】，【皇】【宫】【北】【门】。 【星】【光】【点】【点】，【火】【把】【的】【光】【辉】【照】【亮】【了】【这】【片】【黑】【夜】。 【金】【吾】【卫】【严】【阵】【以】【待】，【肃】【杀】【之】【气】【顿】【起】。 【城】【楼】【之】【上】，【属】【于】【姚】【国】【公】【的】【头】【领】【已】【经】【收】【到】【了】【姚】【澜】【身】【死】【的】【消】【息】，【故】【而】【这】【一】【次】【无】【论】【下】【面】【的】【人】【说】【些】【什】【么】，【他】【们】【也】【绝】【对】【不】【会】【理】【会】。 【与】【那】【些】【轻】【而】【易】【举】【就】【投】【降】【了】【凤】【钰】【的】【万】【魔】【谷】【的】【军】【队】【而】【言】，【潜】【入】【朝】【华】【城】【的】【人】【都】【是】【誓】【死】【忠】
【寒】【假】【中】【天】【气】【虽】【然】【有】【些】【冷】，【但】【是】【小】【伙】【伴】【们】【的】【内】【心】【却】【是】【火】【热】【的】。 【他】【们】【总】【是】【盼】【着】【过】【年】、【盼】【望】【着】【玩】【耍】、【盼】【着】【放】【鞭】【炮】、【盼】【着】【穿】【新】【衣】【服】、【盼】【着】【吃】【好】【东】【西】…… 【欢】【乐】【的】【时】【光】【过】【得】【很】【快】，【转】【眼】【间】【就】【到】【了】【农】【历】【腊】【月】【二】【十】【三】。 【这】【一】【天】【是】【过】【小】【年】【的】【日】【子】。 【母】【亲】【想】【了】【想】【之】【后】，【说】【道】：“【今】【天】【过】【小】【年】，【要】【不】【咱】【们】【家】【炖】【只】【鸡】【怎】【么】【样】？”
【一】【营】【战】【士】【都】【在】【枕】【戈】【待】【旦】，【他】【们】【知】【道】【自】【己】【面】【对】【的】【是】【一】【群】【特】【种】【兵】，【那】【都】【是】【尖】【兵】【中】【的】【尖】【兵】，【稍】【不】【注】【意】【就】【会】【功】【亏】【一】【篑】，【所】【以】【隐】【藏】【的】【时】【候】，【连】【大】【气】【都】【不】【敢】【喘】。 【可】【是】【渐】【渐】【的】，【他】【们】【却】【闻】【到】【了】【一】【股】【食】【物】【的】【香】【味】，【本】【身】【他】【们】【晚】【上】【吃】【的】【就】【是】【干】【粮】，【这】【种】【只】【能】【临】【时】【填】【饱】【肚】【子】【的】【东】【西】，【跟】【肉】【香】【味】【完】【全】【不】【是】【一】【个】【档】【次】。 【有】【个】【上】【等】【兵】【不】【解】【的】【看】
“【嘿】，【要】【我】【说】，【我】【一】【口】【龙】【息】【就】【能】【烧】【了】【那】【些】【绿】【皮】【的】【帐】【篷】，【到】【时】【候】【可】【要】【给】【我】【更】【加】【丰】【厚】【的】【报】【酬】！”【经】【过】【一】【段】【时】【间】【的】【熟】【络】，【黑】【龙】【的】【气】【焰】【再】【度】【嚣】**【来】。【在】【场】【的】【除】【了】【几】【人】【他】【惹】【不】【起】【以】【外】，【其】【余】【人】【可】【都】【不】【放】【在】【斯】【塔】【格】【少】【爷】【的】【眼】【里】，【更】【何】【况】【那】【些】【绿】【皮】。 “【哈】【哈】，【那】【到】【时】【候】【就】【有】【劳】【斯】【塔】【格】【先】【生】【了】。”【说】【话】【的】【是】【暗】【影】【大】【法】【师】【莱】【尼】【奥】【特】，【此】www.ht5201714.com【躺】【在】【床】【上】，【看】【着】【手】【中】【的】【电】【话】，【凌】【可】【心】【发】【了】【好】【一】【会】【呆】：【没】【有】【电】【话】，【没】【有】【信】【息】，【林】【宇】【飞】，【你】【在】【想】【什】【么】？【或】【者】【说】，【你】【想】【做】【什】【么】？ 【凌】【可】【心】【知】【道】，【她】【昨】【天】【下】【午】【为】【了】【唤】【醒】【秦】【子】【默】【说】【的】【那】【些】【话】，【肯】【定】【会】【让】【林】【宇】【飞】【心】【里】【很】【不】【舒】【服】【的】，【但】【是】【她】【当】【时】，【别】【无】【选】【择】。 【既】【然】【秦】【子】【默】【的】【吐】【血】【昏】【迷】【是】【被】【她】【所】【刺】【激】【的】，【那】【么】【她】【所】【能】【做】【的】，【绝】【不】【是】【如】
【不】【过】【正】【因】【为】【这】【里】【阴】【气】【过】【于】【浓】【郁】，【云】【炽】【更】【确】【定】【了】【一】【件】【事】，【冰】【心】，【一】【定】【就】【在】【下】【面】。 【正】【当】【云】【炽】【在】【想】【办】【法】【如】【何】【去】【到】【崖】【底】【时】，【却】【没】【想】【到】【他】【们】【已】【经】【被】【悄】【悄】【包】【围】【了】。【当】【她】【觉】【察】【时】，【周】【围】【已】【经】【被】【如】【铁】【桶】【般】【被】【恶】【魂】【们】【围】【住】。 【云】【炽】【心】【中】【大】【惊】，【自】【己】【神】【魂】【强】【大】，【竟】【然】【察】【觉】【不】【到】【他】【们】【到】【来】【的】【动】【静】，【这】【是】【怎】【么】【回】【事】？ 【正】【在】【云】【炽】【震】【惊】【的】【时】【候】
【很】【久】【了】。 【埋】【在】【心】【里】【很】【久】【了】。 【她】【找】【过】【无】【数】【次】【机】【会】【想】【要】【找】【她】【解】【释】，【只】【是】【她】【一】【直】【都】【对】【自】【己】【爱】【答】【不】【理】【的】。 【姜】【小】【君】【扯】【了】【扯】【嘴】【角】，【平】【复】【了】【一】【下】【情】【绪】。 【其】【实】【她】【没】【觉】【得】【多】【委】【屈】【的】，【只】【是】【突】【然】【又】【这】【么】【说】【出】【来】，【就】【莫】【名】【有】【些】【心】【酸】。 【顾】【夏】【垂】【眸】，【半】【声】【不】【吭】。 “【我】【看】【到】【了】【班】【主】【任】，【但】【她】【没】【看】【到】【我】，【我】【赶】【紧】【转】【身】【想】【要】【去】【找】【你】
【邵】【阳】【关】【中】，【因】【为】【傅】【家】【军】【几】【百】【突】【厥】【大】【军】。 【长】【日】【未】【曾】【出】【门】【的】【百】【姓】【们】，【纷】【纷】【闻】【风】【而】【动】。 【在】【关】【中】【庆】【祝】【起】【来】。 【与】【此】【同】【时】，【边】【南】【军】【反】【了】【的】【消】【息】【也】【正】【式】【传】【来】。 【邵】【阳】【关】【内】【用】【来】【庆】【贺】【傅】【家】【军】【击】【败】【敌】【军】【的】【红】【绸】【还】【未】【撤】【下】，【笑】【声】【已】【然】【消】【失】。 【邵】【阳】【关】【的】【百】【姓】【都】【是】【经】【历】【过】【战】【火】【的】，【自】【然】【对】【南】【边】【的】【战】【事】【感】【同】【身】【受】。 【一】【时】【之】【间】【邵】
“【莫】【不】【是】【陈】【掌】【门】【需】【要】【正】【阳】【之】【气】？”【方】【铭】【毫】【不】【遮】【掩】【的】【说】【道】。 “【你】【说】【的】【没】【错】，【本】【座】【正】【是】【需】【要】【正】【阳】【之】【气】。”【陈】【清】【灵】【面】【不】【改】【色】【心】【不】【跳】【的】【说】【道】。 “【陈】【掌】【门】【如】【果】【需】【要】，【尽】【管】【来】【取】【便】【是】。”【方】【铭】【自】【信】【自】【身】【正】【阳】【之】【气】【很】【多】，【便】【大】【方】【的】【让】【对】【方】【取】【走】【一】【些】，【反】【正】【对】【自】【身】【没】【什】【么】【影】【响】，【只】【要】【道】【心】【稳】【固】，【正】【阳】【之】【气】【很】【快】【就】【能】【恢】【复】，【毕】【竟】【坤】【圣】