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Trump after Mueller appointment: "This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked."

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The redacted version of the Mueller report provides a glimpse into the Oval Office on May 17, 2017, the day that special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to his position, as Trump reacted to the news of Mueller's new job from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked."

The big picture: Mueller's report notes that Trump became angry at Sessions, lambasting him for recusing himself from the Justice Department's Russia investigation and calling Mueller's appointment "the worst thing that ever happened to [him]." Sessions' stature never recovered in Trump's eyes, despite hanging on in his position for more than a year despite repeated public attacks from the president.

Go deeper: The 10 episodes of potential Trump obstruction listed in the Mueller report