Trump says arrest in Russia probe is a distraction from taxes

It’s all to stop his tax plan.

President Trump suggested reports of an impending arrest in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s months long Russia probe — which he took over in May — is a bid to halt the momentum in the Republican tax reform effort.

“All of this "Russia" talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!” Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

Multiple outlets reported over the weekend that someone under investigation would be arrested as soon as Monday — the first person in the sweeping probe.

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June 7: The 2016 primary season essentially concludes, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive party nominees
June 9: Donald Trump Jr. — along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort — meets with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 9: Trump tweets about Clinton's missing 33,000 emails
July 18: Washington Post reports, on the first day of the GOP convention, that the Trump campaign changed the Republican platform to ensure that it didn't call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces
July 21: GOP convention concludes with Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican nomination
July 22: WikiLeaks releases stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee
July 25: Democratic convention begins
July 27: In final news conference of his 2016 campaign, Trump asks Russia: "If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"
August 4: Obama CIA Director John Brennan confronts his Russian counterpart about Russia's interference. "[I] told him if you go down this road, it's going to have serious consequences, not only for the bilateral relationship, but for our ability to work with Russia on any issue, because it is an assault on our democracy," Brennan said on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
October 4: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says his organization will publish emails related to the 2016 campaign
October 7: WikiLeaks begins releasing Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta's emails
October 7: Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence release a statement directly saying that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election
October 31: "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove," Trump says on the campaign trail
November 4: "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks," Trump says from Ohio.
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Meanwhile Trump and the Republican-held Congress have been pushing a massive tax reform program, that’s been met with some criticism surrounding how it might impact 401(k) retirement programs.

Mueller’s team is looking at how deeply Russia influenced last year’s election, namely whether members of the Trump campaign worked in tandem with Moscow.

U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed Russia tried to influence last year’s election.

Trump has called the allegations “phony” and a “witch hunt,” and on Sunday claimed a double standard when it came to alleged wrongdoings by Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated nearly a year ago.

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He brought up recent reports that the Clinton campaign helped fund a notorious dossier about Trump, as well as a uranium deal with Russia he’s tried tying to Clinton and her deleted emails on a private server.

“Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia,......."collusion," which doesn't exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R's......are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

His legal team has been reportedly searching for ways to have Mueller removed from the probe over conflicts of interest.

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Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!
Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?
Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!
Obama Administration official said they "choked" when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn't want to hurt Hillary?
Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?
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Mueller, FBI director from 2001 to 2013, was hired in May, much to the chagrin of Trump — who publically fumed Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation last March. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9 led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to then recuse himself, and tap Mueller for the job.

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