Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team

Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE early Sunday criticized the makeup of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE to shut down Mueller's investigation.

Trump's comments come just days after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program MORE fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe says Nassar case represents 'worst dereliction of duty' he's seen at FBI Capitol Police warning of potential for violence during rally backing rioters: report McCabe says law enforcement should take upcoming right-wing rally 'very seriously' 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.