Trump blasts makeup of special counsel’s team
President Trump early Sunday criticized the makeup of special counsel Robert Mueller’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.
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
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 Rosenstein to shut down Mueller’s investigation.
Trump’s comments come just days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, 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.