President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE on Thursday labeled special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate 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 MORE's investigation "The Greatest Political Hoax of all time!" while lashing out at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE, "dirty cops," and Democrats ahead of the public release of Mueller's report.
“The Greatest Political Hoax of all time! Crimes were committed by Crooked, Dirty Cops and DNC/The Democrats,” Trump tweeted early Thursday morning.
“PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” Trump added in a second tweet.
The Greatest Political Hoax of all time! Crimes were committed by Crooked, Dirty Cops and DNC/The Democrats.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
The president went on to retweet a slew of messages from the conservative group Judicial Watch that criticized Clinton and suggested there was a conspiracy at the Department of Justice and FBI to undermine the president.
JW announced that it uncovered 422 pages of FBI documents showing evidence of “cover up” discussions related to the Clinton email system within Platte River Networks, one of the vendors who managed the Clinton email system.#ClintonEmailshttps://t.co/Y270in5TCb— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) April 18, 2019
While Trump's targeting of the Mueller investigation is nothing new, the tweets come just hours before Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMichael Cohen officially released from prison sentence Incoming NAACP Legal Defense Fund president sees progress against 'revitalized mission to advance white supremacy' Fox's Bartiromo called Bill Barr 'screaming' about election fraud: book MORE is slated to release a redacted version of Mueller's full report to the public.
Though Barr said Trump has been cleared by Mueller on any suspicion of coordinating with the Kremlin in 2016 and that the report does not contain proof of obstruction of justice, the report is expected to contain new evidence that could be embarrassing for the White House.
Barr is set to hold a 9:30 a.m. press conference Thursday morning before Congress will receive a redacted version of the report about 11 a.m. The rollout has sparked a firestorm of criticism from Democrats who said the administration was trying to spin the report before its release.
“This is outrageous. The AG is supposed to be an independent beacon of truth and justice. Instead, Barr is debasing the rule of law, degrading our democratic institutions, and decimating any trust the American people have left in this Administration. #ReleaseTheReport,” tweeted Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik suing Candace Owens for defamation Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee MORE (D-Md.), the chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) Thursday morning called on Mueller to testify publicly before both chambers of Congress following Barr’s “regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report” and “indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning.”
Updated at 8:25 a.m.