President Trump launched a Friday morning attack targeting special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and other political foes — hours ahead of an expected pair of court filings by the prosecutor that could reveal new details into the probe of possible Russian collusion.
In a series of tweets, the commander-in-chief likened Mueller and Comey — who is set to go before lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday — to being “best friends.”
“Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of ‘legal’ at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt…,” Trump tweeted.
He continued: “….Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be……..”
“…..overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now. Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton….”
“….Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted? Will all of….,” Trump tweeted.
In another tweet, Trump continued: “…the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!”
In the midst of those tweets, Trump noted: “China talks are going very well.”
The president also said it is “Fake News” regarding previous reports that his lawyers are not compiling a counter-report to discredit Mueller and his expected report.
“It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report,” Trump tweeted. “That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report.”
The tweets come as Comey readies to meet behind closed doors with members of two House panels Friday as part of a probe into law enforcement officials’ conduct during the investigations into Trump’s alleged Russia ties and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Mueller is also expected to reveal more details about his investigation as he faces court deadlines in two case filings.
Mueller has to file memos in court Friday that detail the cooperation of Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, and a filing is expected in the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
News also broke Friday morning that White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign from his post in the coming days, but Trump made no mention of Kelly in his early morning tweets.
With Post wires
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