President Donald Trump’s tweets calling an inquiry into his ties with Russia a “witch hunt” and calling for an investigation into Hillary Clinton, were not a reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said.
“His tweets today are not, as some have asked, a reaction to anything involving the special counsel with whom the White House continues to cooperate,” Cobb told NBC News.
Trump used Twitter to slam once again the investigation into the possible collusion between his campaign and Russia and said that it is a witch hunt.
“… 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!,” the president wrote on Twitter.
Trump’s comments come amid reports about a possible indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump-Russia allegations, Politico reports. In the meantime, several other media have reported that the grand jury indictment will be unsealed today and if that is true, the charges would be the first public legal action by Mueller’s team.
Trump and his allies have focused on Clinton and her role in approving the acquisition by Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency, of a controlling stake in a Canadian-based company that had mining licenses for about 20 percent of the American uranium extraction capacity.
“Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?) … 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,” Trump tweeted and later added that the focus on Russia was coming as the Republicans prepare to unveil their historic tax plan.