President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow confirmed Thursday that he received an early version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Tuesday, with others in the White House and on Trump's legal team also receiving advance copies of the report.
"I didn't receive it as the White House would have, as the private counsel," Sekulow told MSNBC's Nicole Wallace. "I want to be clear on that. The White House would have received it and I don't know the details of how they received it."
Sekulow said a request was put in last Thursday, because "since our client was the subject of the report, that we should be given an opportunity to review it, not to edit it, not to change it, not to redact it, to review it."
He said they were able to see the document before Congress "under practices under the Office of Government Ethics Act, and that the document was reviewed last Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday morning."
Meanwhile, he said Trump's legal team is prepared for "multiple scenarios," but "my expectation is we don't" need to release a rebuttal to Mueller's report.
Wallace noted that the obstruction part of the report "seems to be made up of terribly incriminating depictions" of Trump's conduct, but Sekulow reminded her that Mueller did not opt to bring a case for obstruction against the president.
He also said he would not get into attacks on anybody, including witnesses such as former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who testified at much length in the case.
"My assessment as is the assessment of the United States Department of Justice and Bob Mueller's, there was no obstruction," said Sekulow.
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