Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'destroying the lives' of his campaign staffers

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE argued Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE "destroyed the lives" of his campaign staffers, appearing to refer to the prosecution of former Trump campaign staffers in the now-shuttered special counsel investigation.

During an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Trump argued that the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government was an attempted coup to thwart his campaign and end his presidency.

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"She's destroyed the lives of people that were on our campaign," Trump told Fox.

"This was a coup. This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government. ... This was an overthrow, it's a disgraceful thing," he said.

Trump has focused new ire on Clinton in recent days following her remarks earlier this week claiming that Trump would have been indicted for obstructing justice had he not been the sitting president.

"I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted," Clinton said this week at Time magazine's Time 100 Summit, citing "the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president."

"The whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress," Clinton added. "And if you read that part of the report, it could not be clearer."

The president frequently criticized the Mueller investigation and top officials at the FBI who originally called the Russia investigation, referring to them as "angry Democrats" on Twitter.

He echoed that criticism Thursday, referring to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump punts on Stone pardon decision after sentencing MORE and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president: report Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' MORE as "dirty cops" in his interview with Fox News.

Earlier this week, he denied claims made in Mueller's report stating that he had ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, one of the most damaging charges in the report.