To the extent that Trump has been conciliatory toward Democrats since the conclusion of the Russia probe, his suggestion that Mueller’s report should be released is it. His remarks on Thursday instead underscored that he is seeking revenge — eager to go to war with those who he accused of trying “to illegally gain power by framing innocent Americans with an elaborate hoax.”…

According to one outside adviser to the president’s re-election effort, rallies like the one held Thursday are an “ideal opportunity for the president to test new messages, including new attacks against 2020 Democrats, and to remind voters of his accomplishments.” With the exception of an off-script complaint about the late Republican Sen. John McCain, which Trump has repeatedly revived in recent public remarks, the president seemingly stuck to what his advisers wanted him to do.