Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team

Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE early Sunday criticized the makeup of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s team, repeating his claim that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

“Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary [Clinton] supporters, and Zero Republicans?” he asked in a tweet.

“Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!” he added.

Trump has long been critical of the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the his campaign and Moscow, calling it a "witch hunt."

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that the Mueller probe should "never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime." He said the probe was based on "fraudulent activities."

Trump's personal attorney on Saturday also called on Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinVote Democrat in midterms to rein in Trump, preserve justice Trump lawyer: NBC interview with Comey firing comments was edited Trump attack on Sessions may point to his departure MORE to shut down Mueller's investigation.

Trump's comments come just days after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHillicon Valley: Trump cyber strategy lets US go on offense | AT&T urges court to let Time Warner merger stand | Conservatives want wife of DOJ official to testify | Facebook, nonprofits team up to fight fake news | DC camera hacker pleads guilty Vote Democrat in midterms to rein in Trump, preserve justice Sessions limits ability of judges to dismiss deportation cases MORE fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeCBS in talks for miniseries based on Comey book EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lands book deal MORE, saying he had misled congressional investigators and leaked information to the press.

The firing of McCabe ignited a political firestorm in Washington.

— Rebecca Savransky contributed to this report, which was updated at 8:56 a.m.