Trump: '13 Angry Democrats' are 'in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt'
President Trump on Monday again targeted special counsel investigators working on the probe into Russia’s interference in U.S. elections.
“The 13 Angry Democrats in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt are starting to find out that there is a Court System in place that actually protects people from injustice…and just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Minutes prior, the president tweeted that the investigation is “rapidly losing credibility.”
“House Intelligence Committee found No Collusion, Coordination or anything else with Russia. So now the Probe says OK, what else is there? How about Obstruction for a made up, phony crime.There is no O, it’s called Fighting Back,” Trump wrote.
The president made similar remarks on Friday, alleging that the investigators have a partisan bias and claiming that some went to Hillary Clinton’s election night celebration which, in his words, “turned out to be a funeral.”
When Trump was asked about possibly meeting with Robert Mueller, he told reporters, “Well, the problem with sitting [with him] is this – you have a group of investigators…that are all Democrats.”
“In some cases, they went to the Hillary Clinton celebration that turned out to be a funeral, so you have all these investigators, they’re Democrats,” the president added. “In all fairness, Bob Mueller worked for Obama for eight years.”
However, the watchdog site FactCheck.org argues that the president’s statements were misleading.
The site notes that a Wall Street Journal piece referred to by the White House press office mentions only one Mueller team investigator who attended Clinton’s election night event and that while Mueller did serve under Obama, he was appointed to the post by George W. Bush, a Republican.
Despite the reported discrepancies, Trump has continued to maintain his innocence, telling reporters, “I would love to speak…Nobody wants to speak more than me…because we’ve done nothing wrong. There was no collusion with the Russians, there was…no obstruction.”