President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE has publicly criticized the investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia — as well as dozens of related individuals and groups — more than 1,100 times since his inauguration, according to a new analysis.
The New York Times reported the latest tally Tuesday, noting that the president has rebuked dozens of groups and individuals connected with the federal and congressional probes over the past two years.
Trump has repeatedly slammed 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 federal probe as a "witch hunt" and pushed back at other inquiries surrounding his campaign's possible ties to Russia. The Times counted the criticisms from Trump’s Twitter page, official speeches, rallies and media interviews as well as press events.
The newspaper also included in its tally Trump's attacks on 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE and her campaign since he took office. The newspaper noted that Trump has asserted Russia meddling was fabricated "as an excuse by the Democrats as to why Crooked Hillary Clinton” lost the election.
Trump has criticized Mueller’s investigation 361 times, Clinton and her campaign 295 times, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE 148 times and the FBI, Justice Department and intelligence agencies 277 times, according to the tally. He also ripped the media over reports related to the probes 151 times.
(1/7) President Trump has publicly attacked the Russia investigation more than 1,100 times. He has done so at least once on 330 days, or about 43% of his time in office. https://t.co/vpFTRsLERF pic.twitter.com/pg2V2Zixhm— Karen Yourish (@karenyourish) February 19, 2019
Trump criticized some aspect of the probes on 330 days, or more than 43 percent of his time in the White House as of Feb. 14.
The tally also found that Trump has defended Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia 61 times — defending Putin more than any other person entangled in the investigations thus far.
He’s also defended longtime associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview Lawyer for 17 Jan. 6 defendants says he's been released from hospital Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent MORE, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE and Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE, his eldest son.
Trump’s handling of the investigations, such as him reportedly pressuring Comey to drop an investigation into Flynn or his firing of the former FBI director, has led Mueller to expand his probe into investigating possible obstruction of justice.
Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing, saying his campaign never colluded with Moscow and rejecting claims he improperly interfered with any investigation.