Trump lashes out at Dem talk of 'constitutional crisis'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE on Sunday took to Twitter to excoriate Democrats and the media over the suggestion that the U.S. is facing a constitutional crisis, calling the assertion "a pathetically untrue soundbite."

"The Democrats new and pathetically untrue sound bite is that we are in a 'Constitutional Crisis,'" Trump wrote in multiple tweets. "They and their partner, the Fake News Media, are all told to say this as loud and as often as possible. They are a sad JOKE! We may have the strongest Economy in our history, best employment numbers ever, low taxes & regulations, a rebuilt military & V.A., many great new judges, & so much more."

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Trump went on to claim that the real constitutional crisis is "a giant SCAM perpetrated upon our nation, a Witch Hunt, a Treasonous Hoax." The president has often used those terms to describe the FBI and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's investigations into Russia's election interference. He later said the Democrats were acting like "crazed lunatics" in the wake of the Mueller probe's end and that the only constitutional crisis is "the Democrats refusing to work."

His tweets come after prominent Democrats, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump knocks testimony from 'Never Trumpers' at Louisiana rally Jordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' USMCA deal close, but not 'imminent,' Democrats say MORE (Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse to vote on bill to ensure citizenship for children of overseas service members As impeachment goes public, forget 'conventional wisdom' What this 'impeachment' is really about — and it's not the Constitution MORE (N.Y.), last week made the assertion that the country is experiencing a constitutional crisis.

Nadler made his comments after his panel voted to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report Bill Clinton advises Trump to ignore impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job' MORE in contempt for failing to turn over an unredacted version of Mueller's final report. 

"We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” Nadler told reporters following the vote.

"Now is the time of testing whether we can keep a republic or whether this republic is destined to change into a different, more tyrannical form of government," he added. "We must resist this."

The following day, Pelosi said at a press conference that she agrees with Nadler.

"Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler because the administration has decided that they're not going to honor their oath of office," she said.

It's unclear how congressional Democrats will move forward in response to the fallout from Mueller's report. Pelosi has not said if the full House will vote on the contempt resolution against Barr.

Many progressive Democrats, meanwhile, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings Overnight Energy: Perry replacement faces Ukraine questions at hearing | Dem chair demands answers over land agency's relocation | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders unveil 0B Green New Deal public housing plan Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez drum up support for Green New Deal public housing plan MORE (N.Y.), have called for the House to begin an investigation into whether Trump should be impeached. 

However, Pelosi has steadfastly resisted to go forward with impeachment, arguing that it's a distraction and not the most effective way to win as the U.S. heads into an election year.