Particulars about potential expenses in particular counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference within the presidential election and attainable collusion with President Trump’s associates might come this week.
WASHINGTON – Republicans and Democrats waited anxiously for extra particulars – which might come as quickly as Monday – about potential expenses in particular counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference within the presidential election and potential collusion with President Trump’s associates.
Simply two days after reviews that a grand jury accredited the primary costs within the federal investigation, Trump appeared prepared for the opposite shoe to drop, taking to Twitter on Sunday to denounce the investigation, Democrats and his election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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“All of this ‘Russia’ talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!” the president tweeted.
The president said Republicans were angry that investigators were focusing on “phony Trump/Russia ‘collusion,’ which doesn’t exist” – rather than the Clinton campaign’s involvement in what he called a “Fake Dossier.” (Trump is referring to the infamous, and still unverified, dossier that alleges ties between President Trump and Russia.)
The Democrats, he continued, “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!”
It was unclear if Trump was pleading with the Justice Department, congressional investigators, the media or his 41 million Twitter followers to take action.
Yet some Republican members of Congress insisted that Mueller should be given the time to make his case. “Too defensive!” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said of Trump’s statements regarding the Russia probe.
“We ought to instead focus on the outrage that the Russians meddled in our elections, not just…