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

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE on Wednesday defended sharing an image on Twitter showing Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinDemocrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies Protect the police or the First Amendment? Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' MORE 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.

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The image also depicts former Presidents Clinton and Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom Trump DOJ seized phone records of New York Times reporters MORE,  former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderDemocratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill Biden: 'Simply wrong' for Trump DOJ to seek journalists' phone records Returning the ghost of Eric Holder to the Justice Department MORE, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, for Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperDomestic security is in disarray: We need a manager, now more than ever Will Biden provide strategic clarity or further ambiguity on Taiwan? 140 national security leaders call for 9/11-style panel to review Jan. 6 attack MORE and 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, 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 SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says DOJ to probe Trump-era subpoenas of lawmaker records Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas MORE 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.