Almost all of special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be made public, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who is campaigning against President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination, said Wednesday.
"The truth is, the whole damn thing should be made public, except for classified information," Weld told CNN's "New Day." "I think it is okay to take out some of the derogatory stuff, but I find it telling that the dominant emotion in Washington appears to be fear of the president's wrath."
Meanwhile, Weld served as Mueller's boss as U.S. Attorney for the district of Manhattan, and said Wednesday Mueller is the "straightest guy I have ever met...very, very thorough as a prosecutor."
However, he said he thinks the release Mueller's report on Trump and Russia collusion will be a "non-event," as whatever life was there "will have been squeezed out of it by the time it is released" Thursday.
Weld also said he thinks challenging Trump is important because of history concerning people who have challenged incumbents.
"The last five primary challengers to a sitting president running for re-election, those presidents all lost," said Weld. "When there were no challengers, those presidents won. That's a data point. Politically, if you want the nuts and bolts, my strategy would be focus initially on the six New England states with particular emphasis on New Hampshire because if I can show well, that has a domino effect on other primaries around the country."
Weld also said he does not think Trump is an "economic conservative," but he himself was once voted the "most fiscally conservative governor" in the country.
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