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Trump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: ‘He should have never picked a special counsel’

President Trump on Wednesday defended sharing an image on Twitter showing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein along with Trump critics behind bars.

When asked in an interview with the New York Post why he shared the image of Rosenstein behind bars, Trump said, “He should have never picked a special counsel.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump shared an image tweeted by a pro-Trump Twitter feed calling for his opponents to face trial for “treason,” with many of them behind bards.

{mosads}The image also depicts former Presidents Clinton and Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey,  former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and special counsel Robert Mueller, along with Rosenstein. 

Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the investigation into Russia’s election meddling and possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the probe. 

Trump has repeatedly lashed out against Mueller’s probe throughout his presidency, calling it a “witch hunt.” 

In the interview, Trump declined to answer whether he plans to fire Rosenstein but defended his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

“Thank God I fired Comey,” Trump said. “Because if I didn’t fire Comey, we wouldn’t know about [Andrew] McCabe, we wouldn’t know about [Peter] Strzok and his lover Lisa Page.”

Strzok and Page, while working for the FBI, sent each other texts critical of Trump and other presidential candidates. McCabe was fired earlier this year from his position as deputy FBI director over a lack of candor with federal investigators. 

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