WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against investigators probing alleged collusion between members of his campaign staff and Russian agents, claiming special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his investigative team have gone “totally nuts” and are a “disgrace.”
“The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “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 continued in a follow-up tweet. “These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years. 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!”
The president’s outrage stems from claims from the left that Trump plotted to have Mueller fired or his investigation otherwise shut down before he could seal the deal on an indictment against Trump and members of his inner circle.
Mueller, a former director of the FBI, had been charged with investigating whether or not Trump and members of his campaign staff received help from Russian agents to defeat his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton.
The president has staunchly denied these allegations.
Democrats, who are set to regain control of the House as a result of their 2018 midterm win, say they will use House investigative committees to further probes into the president’s alleged ties to Russia.