President Trump on Monday referred to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in US elections as a “witch hunt” and asserted that it should be stopped.
In a series of tweets, he wrote:
“So we now find out that it was indeed the unverified and Fake Dirty Dossier, that was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC, that was knowingly & falsely submitted to FISA and which was responsible for starting the totally conflicted and discredited Mueller Witch Hunt!”
“’It was classified to cover up misconduct by the FBI and the Justice Department in misleading the Court by using this Dossier in a dishonest way to gain a warrant to target the Trump Team. This is a Clinton Campaign document. It was a fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump….”
“….and the DOJ, FBI and Obama Gang need to be held to account. Source #1 was the major source. Avoided talking about it being the Clinton campaign behind it. Misled the Court to provide a pretext to SPY on the Trump Team. Not about Carter Page..was all about getting Trump…..”
“…..‘Carter Page wasn’t a spy, wasn’t an agent of the Russians – he would have cooperated with the FBI. It was a fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump.’ Tom Fitton @JudicialWatch A disgrace to America. They should drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now!”
Reacting to Trump’s similar tweets on Sunday, some Republicans pushed back against the president’s assertions, including Senator Marco Rubio who defended the FBI during an appearance on CNN.
“The only plot here is to interfere in the election by the Russians,” Rubio added.