Trump calls Mueller's probe 'an illegal scam,' claims he 'Turned him down to head the FBI'

President Trump on Sunday again slammed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference in US elections.

“There is No Collusion!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The Robert Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt, headed now by 17 (increased from 13, including an Obama White House lawyer) Angry Democrats, was started by a fraudulent Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC. Therefore, the Witch Hunt is an illegal Scam!”

“Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump, including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the FBI (one day before appointment as S.C.) & Comey is his close friend,” Trump continued. “Also, why is Mueller only appointing Angry Dems, some of whom have worked for Crooked Hillary, others, including himself, have worked for Obama….And why isn’t Mueller looking at all of the criminal activity & real Russian Collusion on the Democrats side-Podesta, Dossier?”

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia probe as a “witch hunt.”

“No Collusion, No Obstruction – but that doesn’t matter because the 13 Angry Democrats, who are only after Republicans and totally protecting Democrats, want this Witch Hunt to drag out to the November Election. Republicans better get smart fast and expose what they are doing!” Trump tweeted on July 21.

His tweets come weeks after the Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said in a statement that the panel agrees with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election “for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton.”