Trump accuses DOJ, Mueller's office of 'leaking' his attorneys' letters

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE on Saturday continued his attacks on the special counsel investigation into possible Russian links to his campaign, questioning in a tweet whether officials from Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's office or the Justice Department had released letters from Trump's attorneys to the media.

In the tweet Saturday afternoon, the president questioned whether the "witch hunt" investigation against him would "ever end," and demanded investigators look at corruption among Democratic politicians instead.

"There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats). When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?" he wrote.

The tweet apparently referred to a New York Times story, published minutes later, that revealed the contents of a confidential 20-page letter Trump's attorneys reportedly sent to Mueller's team earlier this year.

The unprecedented letter contends that Trump could not possibly be charged with obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMcCabe's 25th Amendment comments 'taken out of context,' spokeswoman says Ex-federal prosecutor: I would have 'owned' wearing a wire to record Trump Ex-federal prosecutor: 'Thank God' Whitaker is gone, Barr will bring 'integrity' back to DOJ MORE last year, as the Constitution grants the president absolute authority over federal investigations.

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The Constitution allows the president, “if he wished, [to] terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon," the letter reads.

It was unclear what exactly prompted Trump's accusation, though Trump's attorneys have reportedly been in contact with Mueller's team. In May, CNN reported that Trump's lawyers were in negotiations with Mueller's team to seek to limit the scope of the special counsel's possible interview with the president.

Trump has frequently characterized the Mueller investigation as an unfair "witch hunt." No charges have yet been brought related to allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia during the election.

Several former Trump aides have been charged so far in the investigation, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to FBI agents, and former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortMake the special counsel report public for the sake of Americans Paul Manafort should not be sentenced to 20 years in prison Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison MORE, who awaits trial on tax fraud and money laundering charges.