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Trump shares image calling for his opponents to face trials for ‘treason’

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President Trump on Wednesday morning shared an image calling for his opponents to face trial for “treason,” with many of them behind bars.

The image, which the president retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts a host of figures Trump has criticized, including former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and former President Bill Clinton. 

“Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?” the caption on the photo reads. 

Several of the figures in the image were targeted with mailed explosives allegedly from a Trump supporter last month. 

The retweet comes as reports emerge that Mueller’s team is working on their final report about its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Trump on Monday lashed out at Mueller as a “conflicted prosecutor gone rogue” following a new filing from the special counsel that claims Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafortviolated a plea agreement by lying to federal prosecutors.

In a series of tweets, Trump accused Mueller of causing “tremendous” damage to the nation’s criminal justice system and “only looking at one side” in his investigation.

The president in the tweets referenced the FBI’s shuttered investigation into Hillary Clinton, which chastised her for being “extremely careless” in her use of a private email server to do official business during her time as secretary of State.

Trump for more than a year has denounced Mueller’s investigation as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt,” insisting there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia. He has sometimes deflected by accusing Clinton of collusion with Moscow.

The president recently submitted his written answers to some of Mueller’s questions, but his legal team says Trump did not provide answers for Mueller’s probe into the possibility that Trump sought to obstruct the Russia investigation. 

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