Trump legal team spokesman used Twitter to criticize Trump
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The spokesman for President Trump’s new personal legal team had used Twitter to frequently criticize people around Trump and praise special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a Monday report.

The New York Times compiled multiple instances in which Mark Corallo, the spokesman for Trump’s personal legal team handling the Russia investigation, used the social network to level criticism against the Trump White House.

“Hey Mr. President, where's all the ‘winning?’” Corallo tweeted last month, appearing to reference former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonKentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice Will Sessions let other 'McCabes' off the hook or restore faith in justice? Progressive group launches anti-Trump 'We the Constitution' campaign MORE.

In another May tweet, Corallo heaped praise the selection of Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

He also used Twitter to criticize Trump’s reliance on son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, calling Kushner part of the “swamp” Trump promised to drain.

In an emailed statement to The Times, Corallo defended his tweets, saying they show he is not a “yes-man.”


“I have not been shy about expressing my admiration and support for President Trump. I hold him and his family in the highest esteem both personally and professionally,” Corallo said. “I have never been shy about expressing my opinions as a private citizen. I am not a ‘yes man,’ and the fact that I may have been critical of the administration on a few occasions is proof of that.”

The report comes the day after a member of Trump’s legal team, Jay Sekulow, held combative interviews on multiple Sunday news shows, at one point accusing Fox News’s Chris Wallace of “putting words in [his] mouth” and emphasizing that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite Trump tweeting that he was.