WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed a bevy of attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s sentencing last Friday.
“Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime?,” the president tweeted Monday morning. “At the same time Mueller and the Angry Democrats aren’t even looking at the atrocious, and perhaps subversive, crimes that were committed by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. A total disgrace!”
In a subsequent tweet, the president angrily asked when the ongoing attacks on he and the members of his administration will come to an end.
“When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever?,” Trump asked. “After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!”
The president’s tweets followed Mueller’s assertion in a court filing that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally violated his plea agreement. In the document, Mueller alleged that Manafort “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement.”
On Sunday President Trump also took to Twitter to rant against former FBI Director James Comey, who he accused of lying to House lawmakers about the investigation into alleged Russian during the 2016 presidential election.
“Leakin’ James Comey must have set a record for who lied the most to Congress in one day. His Friday testimony was so untruthful” the president tweeted. “This whole deal is a Rigged Fraud headed up by dishonest people who would do anything so that I could not become President. They are now exposed!”