Maxine Waters to Mueller: 'The Kremlin Klan is going to fall'

Maxine Waters to Mueller: 'The Kremlin Klan is going to fall'
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPrivate insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony on lifting of sanctions on Russian firms MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday offered a message of encouragement to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, telling him to "stay strong and stand tall" while conducting the probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

"A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall," Waters tweeted. 

"Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled." 



Waters's comments come as Mueller's probe faces increased criticism from Republicans skeptical of the investigation. 

House Republicans last month seized upon leaked text messages critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE sent between FBI employees Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page. Critics argued the texts were evidence of anti-Trump bias on the Mueller team. 

Strzok was reassigned from the Mueller probe after the messages were revealed. 

Waters's tweet also came the same day Manafort sued Mueller and the Department of Justice on the grounds that the probe "is overly broad and not permitted under Justice Department regulations." 

Trump said in an interview last month that he believed Mueller would treat him fairly. 

The probe has led to the indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortWhite House braces for Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring Manafort to be sentenced for bank, tax fraud in Virginia on March 8 MORE and his business associate Richard Gates. 

Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign foreign policy adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosWhite House braces for Mueller report Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Mueller probe figures use fame to pay bills MORE have pleaded guilty as part of the probe.