Buttigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much'

Buttigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much'
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Presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Buttigieg calls Warren 'evasive' on Medicare for all Overnight Energy: Trump officials formally revoke California emissions waiver | EPA's Wheeler dodges questions about targeting San Francisco over homelessness | 2020 Dems duke it out at second climate forum MORE said Thursday that he doubts the Mueller report will change much politically for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE

"Politically, I’m not sure it will change much," he said while appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." "If we really want to send Trumpism into the history books, the best thing we can do is defeat it decisively at the ballot box in 2020."

The mayor of South Bend, Ind., said, however, that he believes Trump's behavior as detailed in the report was "unethical" and "legally problematic."

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"There was a lot of behavior that was at best unethical and legally problematic, to put it charitably," he said. "The way that the attorney general conducted himself as though he were the personal attorney of the president was incredibly troubling too." 

The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's report. Prior to the report's release, Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt The Hill's 12:30 Report: Questions swirl around Trump whistleblower complaint MORE held a press conference in which he defended Trump. Democrats and media figures have questioned whether the conference was appropriate. 

Buttigieg officially launched his presidential campaign on Sunday. He is one of more than a dozen people competing for the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination.