Trump accuses Democrats of crime amid rising calls for impeachment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE lashed out at Democrats on Wednesday after a press conference by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE accelerated calls for impeachment on Capitol Hill and among Democratic 2020 candidates.

In a tweet, the president accused Democrats, without providing evidence, of committing a "crime" related to Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He also blasted the continued congressional investigations into his administration as a "WITCH-HUNT."

"How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? WITCH-HUNT!" he wrote.

Trump has frequently accused top officials at the FBI and the Justice Department under the Obama administration of opening an investigation into his campaign without evidence and basing their probe off of an unverified dossier funded in part by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it Sanders hits 1 million donors Democrats will not beat Trump without moderate policy ideas MORE's campaign.


Former top figures at both agencies have maintained the investigation into the Trump campaign began after George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosUS attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall Flynn, Papadopoulos to speak at event preparing 'social media warriors' for 'digital civil war' MORE, an aide to the campaign, told an Australian diplomat that Russia was in possession of stolen emails from the DNC and Clinton's campaign.

The Justice Department revealed last month that it had assigned a team of prosecutors to look into the issue, as well as the FBI's general conduct related to the investigation.

“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt The Hill's 12:30 Report: Questions swirl around Trump whistleblower complaint MORE told a House subcommittee in April.