President Donald Trump signaled his unhappiness with reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether he obstructed justice, writing Thursday that he is the target of “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.”
The president wrote on Twitter: “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice”
Though Mr. Trump did not mention Mr. Mueller by name, he seemed to have the special counsel’s office in mind, adding on Twitter that the inquiry is being “led by some very bad and conflicted people!”
Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House Speaker and a Trump campaign supporter, tweeted Monday that “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring. check fec reports. Time to rethink.”
Some of the investigators Mr. Mueller has retained have made contributions to Democratic candidates.
Mr. Trump’s allies have put forward a similar argument in the month since Mr. Mueller’s appointment. They have maintained that Mr. Mueller, a former director of the FBI, isn’t an impartial figure and can’t carry out an independent inquiry.
One friend of Mr. Trump’s, Chris Ruddy, has said that the president was considering whether to fire Mr. Mueller. Though he said such a move would be a mistake, Mr. Ruddy, too, has raised questions about whether Mr. Mueller has a conflict of interest…Read More