Trump accuses Dems of 'inventing a coverup'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE took aim at Democrats seeking the release of Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's full report on his years-long investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia on Friday, accusing them of inventing a cover-up.

Quoting an editorial published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal, Trump insinuated that Democrats had shifted their focus to proving that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBiden rips Barr's comments on coronavirus restrictions as 'sick' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups | Kudlow: 'No sector worse hurt than energy' during pandemic | Trump pledges 'no politics' in Pebble Mine review Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups  MORE was covering up the results of Mueller's investigation after having "lost" on the issue of collusion.

“Trolling the Mueller Report. Democrats Lost On Collusion. Now They’re Inventing A Coverup," he wrote, tagging the associate editor of the Journal's opinion page as well as Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in the tweet.

The editorial referenced by Trump was published Wednesday in the Journal and accuses Democratic lawmakers of shifting to accusing the attorney general of a cover-up while "reeling" from the effects of Trump's political victory surrounding the end of the Mueller investigation without further charges being filed.


"Democrats are still reeling from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russians in 2016. But they’ve now hit upon a political comeback strategy: Accuse Attorney General William Barr of a coverup," the Journal's editors wrote.

The Journal went on to say that the Democrats' accusations were "abetted by a press corps" that was spreading misinformation.

Republicans have hammered Democrats and the news media for the months of speculation surrounding the Mueller investigation, which ended last month with Mueller's team recommending no further indictments and Barr issuing a summary of the report that stated Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.

Democrats have issued calls for the full report's release following news reports that members of Mueller's team were frustrated with the summary presented by Barr.