Trump enjoys Mar-a-Lago life, while Beltway stews

April 19, 2019 GMT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Trump is laying low after the dramatic release of special counsel Robert Muellers findings, enjoying the end of the season at his Florida resort and letting his thumbs do the talking.

The president has so far ducked opportunities to answer questions directly from the press, instead cussing on Twitter about the 448-page report and what his aides told investigators about the chaotic atmosphere at the White House.

Its a stark contrast from Washington, where Democrats are stewing over the redacted version of the Mueller report released by Attorney General William P. Barr.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued a subpoena for the full document and the underlying evidence that fed the 22-month investigation, which found the president did not conspire with Russia to subvert the 2016 election, though repeatedly tried to shape the probe with threats to fire investigators or sway witnesses.

The president tried to shape public perception of the report Friday, telling readers to be leery of people who documented unflattering episodes with him.

Watch out for people that take so-called notes, when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the Report about me, some of which are total bullshit only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad), the president tweeted.

Mr. Trump isnt scheduled to return to Washington until late Sunday.