Russia knocks Mueller investigation as pointless

Russia knocks Mueller investigation as pointless
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Kremlin officials on Tuesday called the investigation into possible collusion between Russia's government and President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE's campaign pointless, comparing the probe to “passing water through a sieve.”

In a statement to reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that there was “hope” that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation would conclude soon and “one day” proclaim both Russia and the Trump administration's innocence, according to Reuters.

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“In Russian, it’s called passing water through a sieve,” he said. “That’s exactly what the process looks like.”

“There’s hope that it will wind up one day,” he added.

Trump himself has continually called the special counsel office's investigation into his campaign a “witch hunt” and has painted the effort as little more than Democrats in the media and intelligence community attempting to cast doubt on the legitimacy of his 2016 election victory.

The president has called for the end of the investigation and questioned why FBI agents with supposed biases against him and his administration are able to be working on the investigation.

On Tuesday, the president lashed out at the investigation and suggested that the Mueller team would be interfering in the 2018 midterm elections. 

“The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls. There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!” Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Other members of the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoChina threatens to sanction US firms over sales of F-16s to Taiwan Trump moves forward with billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week MORE, have pushed back on claims that the Kremlin was not involved in election interference in 2016, calling such claims “false.”

“The Russians attempted to interfere in the United States election in 2016,” Pompeo told “Fox News Sunday" in April.