President Trump raised suspicions on Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the “13 Angry Democrats” on his team “will be MEDDLING” in the midterms by continuing their Russia investigation, Fox News informed.
The special counsel reportedly is expected not to draw any attention going into the midterms if the investigation has not concluded by that point, so as not to be seen as swaying voters.
But in a Tuesday morning tweetstorm, the President effectively argued that the investigation is already threatening to meddle in the vote — and questioned again why the team is not investigating “totally Crooked Hillary Clinton” and Democrats.
“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 tweeted early Tuesday, hitting the team with the same accusation leveled at the Russians in the 2016 race.
“Why aren’t the 13 Angry and heavily conflicted Democrats investigating the totally Crooked Campaign of totally Crooked Hillary Clinton. It’s a Rigged Witch Hunt, that’s why! Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration!” he added.
The President was referring to the 13 investigators — of the 17 total members on Mueller’s team — who have registered as Democrats. At least nine have donated to Democratic candidates and causes. Mueller, though, is said to be a lifelong Republican and served as FBI director under former Republican President George W. Bush.
One of the registered Democrats on the team, Andrew Weissmann, reportedly attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party at the Javits Center in New York City.
The President has repeatedly blasted Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” and has vowed all along that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election — a central focus of the probe.