Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team

Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 RosensteinEx-Trump aide: Can’t imagine Mueller not giving House a ‘roadmap’ to impeachment Rosenstein: My time at DOJ is 'coming to an end' Five takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump MORE to shut down Mueller's investigation.

Trump's comments come just days after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsEx-Trump aide: Can’t imagine Mueller not giving House a ‘roadmap’ to impeachment Rosenstein: My time at DOJ is 'coming to an end' Five takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump MORE fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeRosenstein: My time at DOJ is 'coming to an end' Five takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump Jordan says Oversight should be more focused on McCabe, Rosenstein ahead of Cohen testimony 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.