Mueller’s team is ‘meddling’ in midterm elections

President Donald Trump spoke on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetary in Arlington Va
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02 June, 2018

President Donald Trump has accused special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team of "meddling" in the upcoming mid-term elections, and blames Democrats for "collusion". So they've embarked on a "fishing trip", hoping to find some other incriminating information about President Trump, so they can start impeachment proceedings against him.

A senior House Republican briefed on the FBI's Russian Federation probe is disputing President Donald Trump's allegation that the agency spied on his 2016 campaign for political purposes.

The news has become increasingly alarming as Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani escalate their strategy to discredit the Mueller investigation.

Trump has pursued an aggressive strategy towards Mueller in recent weeks, as talks over a possible interview between special counsel and president continue. Talking about the attorney general, Giuliani argued, would set a bad precedent for future presidents. The Senate judiciary committee has supported that view; the House intelligence committee, led by Trump allies, has said there was no collusion by the Trump campaign.

"Spygate - that's the reason - he's not just ratcheted it up for no reason", Giuliani said. Trump tweeted early Tuesday, hitting the team with the same accusation leveled at the Russians in the 2016 race. "To a large extent, remember Dana, what we're doing here, it is the public opinion, because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach", Giuliani said on CNN's State of the Union.

The recusal put Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of overseeing the probe. Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation placed an undercover spy on Trump's campaign "seem to be baseless". He questioned why Mueller's team isn't still investigating Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did in fact investigate the former secretary of state and found there was no case to prosecute.

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"It's a Rigged Witch Hunt", Trump declared, questioning why prosecutors were not investigating his 2016 challenger, "the totally Crooked Campaign of totally Crooked Hillary Clinton".

The release of the report comes as Trump has repeatedly lashed out at the investigation as a "witch hunt" and called for it to be wrapped up soon. "Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration!" he wrote.

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The top US diplomat told a congressional hearing that the Trump administration would take "appropriate countermeasures" against any Russian interference in the congressional elections, but acknowledged officials have yet to figure out what "effective deterrence" might work.

"There's no doubt he's complained about him", Giuliani, who is now serving as Trump's lawyer, told reporters on Wednesday.


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