Trump Slams Mueller Team As "Disgrace To Our Nation"
President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the president’s campaign in a series of posts on Twitter on Thursday.
In the tweetstorm, Trump reiterated his oft-repeated claim that the investigation is an unprecedented “witch hunt” and denounced Mueller’s team as “a disgrace to our nation.”
“The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts,” Trump tweeted. “They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”
“They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t care how many lives the ruin.” He added. “They won’t even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side. A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!”
Trump described Mueller as “highly conflicted,” claiming the former FBI Director served under former President Barack Obama for eight years.
However, Mueller was FBI Director under Obama for less than five years after holding the position for over seven years under former Republican President George W. Bush.
Trump highlighted the fact that Mueller was not confirmed to his current position by the Senate and accused the special counsel of protecting former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey and other of his “friends on the other side.”
“The only ‘Collusion’ is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others. Why didn’t the FBI take the Server from the DNC? They still don’t have it,” Trump tweeted.
“Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favor of the Democrats,” he added. “That’s the real Collusion!”
The latest Twitter rampage by Trump comes following reports earlier this week indicating the president and his legal team could provide written answers to questions posed by Mueller as soon as this week
Last month, a report from Bloomberg said Mueller was expected to issue findings on core aspects of his investigation after last week’s midterm elections.
Citing two U.S. officials, Bloomberg said Mueller is facing intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation.
One of the officials told Bloomberg that Mueller is close to rendering judgment on whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice.
Responding to Trump’s tweets, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., argued Mueller should be allowed to “do his job” and urged Congress to pass legislation to protect the special counsel’s investigation from the president.
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