President Trump played golf Friday with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, a day after the publication of a report by special advocate Robert Mueller that the White House would have authorized the director to discuss with Russia and to obstruct further investigation.
Trump was joined by his radio ally and two other friends at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, the White House announced in a statement without further details.
The president, who arrived on the course in the rain, spent a three-day Easter weekend in the nearby resort of Mar-a-Lago. He arrived in Florida on Thursday, following the publication of the Mueller report by the Justice Ministry, which found no evidence that contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia violated criminal law.
Trump has not responded to journalists' questions since the publication of Mueller's report. His personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, postponed the release of the replica at the end of the weekend, deeming the public reaction to the Mueller report surprisingly favorable.
On Twitter, however, Trump attacked Mueller's work, which fueled critics of congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, who said that the document "paints a disturbing picture of a president who has woven a web of deception, lies and inappropriate behavior."
Shortly before his meeting with Limbaugh, Trump wrote that some statements from the "Crazy Mueller Report" are "bullshit".
The document, which contained 448 pages, contained details of the meetings between the campaign workers and the Russian agents and left unanswered the question of whether the dismissal of the former FBI director by James Trump by Trump and his instructions to remove Mueller himself were an obstacle to justice.
William Barr, appointed by Trump and confirmed by the Senate as Attorney General earlier this year, decided that this was not the case.