Trump accuses Democrats of crime amid rising calls for impeachment

President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE lashed out at Democrats on Wednesday after a press conference by 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 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 ClintonFive things to watch in two Ohio special election primaries Clintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections MORE's campaign.


Former top figures at both agencies have maintained the investigation into the Trump campaign began after George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' 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 BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too MORE told a House subcommittee in April.