Trump attacks Robert Mueller ahead of hearing on Capitol Hill

Posted on: July 24th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill, President Trump launched into series of attacks on Twitter of Mueller, the hearing and the investigation into whether or not Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

In a series of eight tweets, the president accused Democrats of trying to “illegally fabricate a crime” on a “very innocent President” and questioned why Mueller’s investigation did not focus on his political opponent Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, or “the investigators.” Mueller’s investigation centered on whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

So Democrats and others can illegally fabricate a crime, try pinning it on a very innocent President, and when he fights back against this illegal and treasonous attack on our Country, they call It Obstruction? Wrong! Why didn’t Robert Mueller investigate the investigators?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

It was NEVER agreed that Robert Mueller could use one of his many Democrat Never Trumper lawyers to sit next to him and help him with his answers. This was specifically NOT agreed to, and I would NEVER have agreed to it. The Greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. history, by far!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

Why didn’t Robert Mueller & his band of 18 Angry Democrats spend any time investigating Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ & Leakin’ James Comey, Lisa Page and her Psycho lover, Peter S, Andy McCabe, the beautiful Ohr family, Fusion GPS, and many more, including HIMSELF & Andrew W?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

So why didn’t the highly conflicted Robert Mueller investigate how and why Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted and acid washed 33,000 Emails immediately AFTER getting a SUBPOENA from the United States Congress? She must have GREAT lawyers!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

The president also echoed complaints from Republicans that the Democrats, by allowing Mueller’s longtime aide Aaron Zebley to offer counsel, were making a last-minute move to change the rules and help the witness. But Mueller’s request was not out of the ordinary — witnesses are allowed to have counsel during House hearings.

It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel. Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019

At the time of the hearing, neither the president nor Vice President Mike Pence had anything on their public schedules. Later on Wednesday, the president travels to West Virginia for a political fundraiser. The White House would not comment on the president’s private plans, but Trump admitted he might watch “a little” of the hearing after saying last week he had no plans to tune in.

“No, I’m not going to be watching,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office before a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. “Probably, maybe I’ll see a little bit of it. I’m not going to be watching Mueller because you can’t take all those bites out of the apple.”

The president often watches and comments on morning television during “executive time” in the White House residence. He is also keenly aware of the power of television and expressed his annoyance that Mueller would be allowed to have time in the national spotlight.

 To counter the hearing, a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee said Republicans were working with the Trump campaign on sharing research and pushing legal experts and committee members to be interviewed on TV.

The president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared on Fox News before the hearing started, and stuck to Trump’s typical message: “There was no collusion. He extraordinarily couldn’t reach a decision on obstruction.”

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