Trump lashes out, cites 'massive conflicts of interest' in Russia probe

Source: The Hill | March 19, 2018 | Jonathan Easley

President Trump unloaded on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe in a Monday morning tweet, calling the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election a “witch hunt” filled with “massive conflicts of interest.”

That tweet follows a weekend in which the president vented his frustration with Mueller, singling out the special counsel for criticism by name for the first time and raising questions about whether he is preparing to fire him.

There have been conflicting signals coming from Trump’s legal team about whether a Mueller firing is imminent, although the White House has consistently said it is working with the special counsel in hopes of bringing the investigation to a swift conclusion.


But Ty Cobb, Trump’s White House attorney in charge of dealing with Mueller, sought to squash the budding questions over whether a firing was imminent.

“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller,” Cobb said in a statement.


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     ConservativeGranny #22463

    He’s trying to discredit Mueller and the investigation because he knows what is coming. He’ll then rant and rave about how it is all lies because they had bias and were democrats on a witch hunt.

    Trump counts on people’s ignorance. How many Americans do not find their own facts but rely on TV news or newspaper headlines? Politicians knows that and it makes people so easy to manipulate.

    Whoever Trump points a finger at and discredits making them a bad guy his followers nod their heads in agreement just because Trump says so. Basically, many Americans are lazy and rather have someone tell them what to think. They will tell you that they don’t have time to find out things themselves. This is how a complete train wreck like Trump becomes the POTUS.

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