The newly released Mueller report detailed the President's initial reaction of defeat following the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, The Week reports.
The 448-page redacted version of the document said that when then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions told President Trump of Mueller's appointment two years ago, he "slumped back in his chair and said, 'Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f--ked.'"
According to the report, Trump then exploded and blamed Sessions. "How could you let this happen, Jeff?" he asked. He then told Sessions that "you were supposed to protect me."
Trump complained that "everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won't be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."
According to the report, the president instructed his White House counsel, Don McGahn, to tell Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire special counsel Mueller, but McGahn rejected his request.