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Trump Calls Mueller’s Investigation a Witch Hunt, Points Finger at Clinton

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump once again called special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into his campaign’s links with Russia a “witch hunt” and demanded that “something” be done about alleged irregularities he says his former Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, committed during the 2016 election.

In a series of Twitter messages on Sunday morning, Trump did not comment on the news that the first charges resulting from Mueller’s probe into presumed Russian interference in the election have been filed – although not yet made public – and tried to divert attention to the alleged actions by Clinton and other Democrats.

“Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),” wrote Trump in an initial tweet.

He followed it up shortly thereafter in several more tweets, saying “... the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia ... ‘collusion,’ which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s ... are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”

Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted that “All of this ‘Russia’ talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!”

On Friday, a Washington grand jury approved the first charges in Mueller’s investigation, although they have been kept sealed so far by order of a federal judge. Several media outlets reported that it is expected that whoever has been charged will learn of that starting on Monday.

The investigation deals with alleged links between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign, but it also covers the president’s finances and family business activities and is seeking to determine if the mogul obstructed justice when – in May – he fired then-FBI Director James Comey, who had been heading the Russia investigation since 2015.

For some time, but with particular vehemence in the past week, Trump has been pushing the idea that it was actually Clinton who colluded in various areas with Russia.

In that effort, the president was helped last Tuesday by the revelation that the Democratic Party and Clinton’s campaign last year paid for a private investigation to assemble information linking Trump to Russia, a probe that resulted in a dossier filled with sordid, but uncorroborated, details about the president.

Trump has also criticized an agreement with Russia to mine uranium in the US signed in 2010, when Clinton was secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, three years after certain individuals linked to the deal had donated money to the Clinton Foundation, although so far no proof of corruption in that case has emerged.

In addition, Trump suggested that Comey could have come to an arrangement with Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in 2016 to exonerate the then-Democratic presidential candidate for her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state from 2009-2013.

 

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