Trump accuses Dems of 'inventing a coverup'

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE took aim at Democrats seeking the release of Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 BarrPolitics in the Department of Justice can be a good thing Majority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case 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.