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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE argued Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family 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 ComeyChris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' Day one impeachment hearings draw 13.1M viewers, down 32 percent from Comey hearings There are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra MORE and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe curious timeline for taking down Trump Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Brendan Gleeson lands Trump role in CBS miniseries based on Comey memoir 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.