Trump says he’s considering ‘a major lawsuit’ over Mueller investigation

President Trump said Wednesday that he’s considering bringing “a major lawsuit” against unidentified people regarding former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, accusing Mueller of treating him and his associates unfairly.

“We’ve been investigating on a personal basis, through Rudy [Giuliani] and others, lawyers, corruption in the 2016 election. We’ve been investigating corruption because I probably will, I was going to definitely, but I probably will be bringing a lot of litigation against a lot of people having to do with the corrupt investigation having to do with the 2016 election,” Trump said during a press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.{mosads}

“I’ve been looking at that long and hard for a long period of time, how it started, why it started, it should never happen to another president, ever, but I’ve been talking about it from the standpoint of bringing a major lawsuit, and I’ve been talking about it for a long time,” he added.

Trump has long accused Mueller of political bias and misconduct during his two-year probe into Russia’s election meddling and obstruction of justice.

The former special counsel found insufficient evidence to charge Trump with conspiracy to collude with Moscow but declined to make a prosecutorial judgement as to whether the president obstructed subsequent probes. 

While Trump largely escaped the probe unscathed legally, the inquiry did ensnare a number of his associates, leading to jail time for some over perjury, financial misdeeds, foreign lobbying and more. 

Trump said he has “every right” to bring a lawsuit “because the way they treated me and other people, they’ve destroyed people, they’ve destroyed their lives with a phony charge that never existed, and that was collusion.”

“They came down to Washington to do a great job, and they left Washington dark, they were dark,” he added of his associates who were wrapped up in the probe.

“They came down here, I say bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, they wanted to do a great job for the people,” he said. “And then they get served with subpoenas, all these subpoenas.”

The remarks come as the House ramps up its impeachment inquiry into Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. The House has already subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, and has threatened the White House if it declines to hand over certain documents by the end of the week.

Giuliani on Tuesday floated the idea of suing members of Congress over the probe, saying their actions are “worse than McCarthy.”

“I had a couple of talks with civil rights lawyers and a constitutional lawyer today and here’s what they’re recommending: that we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several of the people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights,” Giuliani said in an appearance on Fox News.

Tags Donald Trump Mike Pompeo Mueller investigation Robert Mueller Rudy Giuliani

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