Maxine Waters to Mueller: 'The Kremlin Klan is going to fall'

Maxine Waters to Mueller: 'The Kremlin Klan is going to fall'
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMaxine Waters defenders gather to counter far-right protest that doesn’t happen: report Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Maxine Waters warns supporters not to counterprotest armed rallies against her MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday offered a message of encouragement to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, telling him to "stay strong and stand tall" while conducting the probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

"A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall," Waters tweeted. 

"Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled." 



Waters's comments come as Mueller's probe faces increased criticism from Republicans skeptical of the investigation. 

House Republicans last month seized upon leaked text messages critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE sent between FBI employees Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page. Critics argued the texts were evidence of anti-Trump bias on the Mueller team. 

Strzok was reassigned from the Mueller probe after the messages were revealed. 

Waters's tweet also came the same day Manafort sued Mueller and the Department of Justice on the grounds that the probe "is overly broad and not permitted under Justice Department regulations." 

Trump said in an interview last month that he believed Mueller would treat him fairly. 

The probe has led to the indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFailings by WhatsApp, Signal and others highlight the need to take back our privacy The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump eyes second Putin summit MORE and his business associate Richard Gates. 

Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign foreign policy adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosWife of Papadopoulos interviews with House Intel Dems Mueller probing Roger Stone following Russian hacker indictment: report Hillicon Valley: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | Sparks fly at hearing on social media | First House Republican backs net neutrality bill | Meet the DNC's cyber guru | Sinclair defiant after merger setback MORE have pleaded guilty as part of the probe.