President Donald Trump is intensifying his efforts to discredit a report on the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

In an interview with Fox Business Network to be aired Friday, Trump said: “I have a deputy, appoints a man to write a report on me, to make a determination on my presidency. People will not stand for it.”

Trump’s comments came as special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to soon deliver a report to the Justice Department on his investigation into Russian election meddling.

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to present a report to the Justice Department any day now outlining the findings of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Trump campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump . (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Trump complained about Mueller’s appointment, calling him a “best friend” to James Comey, who succeeded Mueller as FBI director. Trump fired Comey while he was leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Andrew D. Goldstein, a lead prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller, dashes through the rain outside the building where the Mueller team is expected to soon conclude its investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Donald Trump's campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump, in Washington, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Andrew D. Goldstein, a lead prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller, dashes through the rain outside the building where the Mueller team is expected to soon conclude its investigation into Russian election meddling, in Washington, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Source: The Associated Press