Trump says 'people will not stand' for Mueller report

President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE suggested the public would view special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's expected report on possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow as illegitimate. 

“A deputy that didn’t get any votes appoints a man that didn’t get any votes, he’s going to write a report on me,” Trump told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinMueller to testify publicly on July 17 Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake Trump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch MORE.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller after former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAttorney General Barr plays bagpipes at conference Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake MORE recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.

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“I have a deputy, appoints a man to write a report on me, to make a determination on my presidency. People will not stand for it.”

Trump has long slammed Mueller's probe, which is expected to end in the coming days or weeks, as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

“For two years we’ve gone through this nonsense. There’s no collusion with Russia … and there’s no obstruction. They’ll say, ‘oh, well wait, there was no collusion, that was a hoax, but he obstructed in fighting against the hoax,’” he said in the Fox Business interview that aired Friday. 

Despite the broadsides, Trump said this week Mueller’s final report should be made public, though that decision is ultimately up to Attorney General William Barr. 

"Let it come out. Let people see it,” Trump told reporters this week. “We’ll see what happens. Let's see whether or not it’s legit.” 

Barr has been noncommittal about the report’s release, saying during his confirmation hearing he wants “to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law.”

Polls have shown that the public overwhelmingly says Mueller’s conclusions should be made public, and the House last week approved a nonbinding resolution for the report to be made available to lawmakers and the public by a 420-0 margin.