mueller: Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed others to influence or curtail the Russia investigation after the special counsel's appointment in May 2017, according to CTV. Those efforts were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests, Mueller wrote. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him who refused to go along. After nearly two years, the two-volume, 448-page redacted report made for riveting reading. This is terrible. In one particularly dramatic moment, Mueller reported that Trump was so agitated at the special counsel's appointment on May 17, 2017, that he slumped back in his chair and declared Oh my God. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.