Trump accuses Democrats of crime amid rising calls for impeachment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE lashed out at Democrats on Wednesday after a press conference by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts 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 ClintonMore than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here's how to make sure he shows up Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE's campaign.


Former top figures at both agencies have maintained the investigation into the Trump campaign began after George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosFive takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill DOJ watchdog: Durham said 'preliminary' FBI Trump probe was justified Trump can't cry foul on FISA – unless he's suddenly a civil libertarian 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 BarrJudge rejects DOJ effort to delay House lawsuit against Barr, Ross Holder rips into William Barr: 'He is unfit to lead the Justice Department' Five takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill MORE told a House subcommittee in April.