Trump Rips Robert Mueller As Prosecutor Gone Rogue After Paul Manafort Complaint
Trump Rips Robert Mueller As ‘Prosecutor Gone Rogue’ After Paul Manafort Complaint | HuffPost
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President Donald Trump lobbed fresh insults at special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, a day after Mueller’s office filed a complaint alleging former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort broke his plea deal with repeated lies.
Trump called Mueller the “exact opposite” of a saint who is doing “TREMENDOUS” damage to the country’s criminal justice system by probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.
….The Fake News Media builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint, when in actuality he is the exact opposite. He is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System, where he is only looking at one side and not the other. Heroes will come of this, and it won’t be Mueller and his…
Manafort reached a deal with Mueller’s team in September in which he agreed to plead guilty to a range of crimes and cooperate with the investigation in exchange for lighter punishment. He was found guilty on eight counts, including tax fraud, money laundering and lying to the government. Mueller now says Manafort has been lying to prosecutors, so the deal is off.
Trump, in a series of tweets, raged against Mueller’s “now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt,” and “ruined lives,” but didn’t specifically mention Manafort. (An Associated Press report in May estimated that the investigation had run up a $17 million bill.)
“Let these terrible people go back to the Clinton Foundation and ‘Justice’ Department,” he fumed.
….terrible Gang of Angry Democrats. Look at their past, and look where they come from. The now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt continues and they’ve got nothing but ruined lives. Where is the Server? Let these terrible people go back to the Clinton Foundation and “Justice” Department!
It’s unclear whether Trump himself has cooperated with the investigation. He recently said he had prepared written answers to some of Mueller’s questions, but he has repeatedly refused to address the inquiry into whether he tried to obstruct justice.
Trump has previously discussed pardoning Manafort with his attorneys, but the plea deal requiring cooperation with Mueller’s team likely put a potential pardon in jeopardy. Trump has previously stated his distaste for “flipping” and said it “almost ought to be” illegal.
But Trump’s reference on Tuesday to “how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie” suggests his support for Manafort is back on.
Trump Rips Robert Mueller As ‘Prosecutor Gone Rogue’ After Paul Manafort Complaint
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