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Trump lashes out at Dem talk of 'constitutional crisis'

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president 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) 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 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 PelosiVaccinated lawmakers no longer required to wear masks on House floor Simmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Pelosi signals no further action against Omar MORE (Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDemocrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas Wray grilled on FBI's handling of Jan. 6 Omar feuds with Jewish Democrats 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 BarrBill BarrTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says DOJ to probe Trump-era subpoenas of lawmaker records Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas 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-CortezSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Out-of-touch Democrats running scared of progressives Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias 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.