Trump doubles down, attacking Mueller team, McCabe and Comey

- Maret 18, 2018

President Donald Trump on Sunday continued his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller's team rehashing months-old criticisms that the members are politically biased.

"Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?,"the president wrote on Twitter. "Another Dem recently added ... does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!"

Some members of the special counsel's team have donated to Democrats in the past, including Andrew Weissmann, who is on detail to Mueller's unit from the Department of Justice's criminal fraud division and donated $2,300 to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The morning missive also marks an increasingly direct tact against Mueller, whom until yesterday the president had not personally named or attacked on Twitter.

Trump also suggested that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not make memos of their conversations in person and that such documents, if they do exist, could be "fake."

"Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me," the president wrote on Twitter. "I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?"


On Saturday POLITICO reported that McCabe, like former FBI Director James Comey, felt the need to memorialize his conversations with the president before he was fired on Friday. The former top FBI official has also reportedly given the memos to special counsel Robert Mueller's team, as they continue to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The president also continued his attacks on Comey, who is set to release a book soon.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.“

Seizing on a point made in conservative media, including by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, Trump claimed that Comey lied under oath during his testimony to Congress last June. The former director's testimony has receive renewed attention over reports that McCabe, who was fired for for unauthorized disclosure to the media, may have done so with Comey's knowledge or blessing.


 

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