President Donald Trump has accused the Democrats and Special Counselor Robert Mueller of investigating alleged Russian interference as a way to overthrow the results of the 2016 elections.
The president also tried to turn his attention away from himself by attacking some of his political rivals on Sunday: his former lawyer, Michael Cohen; Hillary Clinton; the FBI; and two former FBI employees.
Trump Sunday sent Cohen as a rat & # 39; because he had turned against him and wrongly claimed that the FBI broke into his former law firm.
He deposed Jeff Sessions, who resigned the day after the 2018 election at the request of Trump, after a months-long public and private dispute between Trump and Sessions about his disapproval of monitoring Mueller's investigation.
Trump stepped into Sessions in a few tweets in which he quoted Daniel Henninger from The Wall Street Journal, who spoke about Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
President Donald Trump (seen Thursday as center in the White House) accused Democrats and Special Counselor Robert Mueller of investigating alleged Russian interference as a way to overthrow the results of the 2016 elections.
Trump scolded his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions (right) in a few tweets, looking at the case around his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (left)
Trump quoted an up-to-date writing by Daniel Henninger in The Wall Street Journal
Henninger wrote that the investigation into alleged Russian interference more on & # 39; persecution & # 39; the president seems
Trump has been on twitter about the research in Russia and tweeted seven times on Sunday
Henninger wrote: & # 39; It looks like the defense of General Flynn is ancillary to something greater, and that the prosecutor needs to consider whether he can find a way to Donald Trump without knowing exactly what that crime might be. It no longer looks like a persecution and looks more like a prosecution of the president. & # 39;
Trump added: "Thank you, people are beginning to understand and understand what this witch hunt is all about.
Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of having started this total HOAX in the first place! & # 39;
Sessions was one of Trump's favorite goals in his fencing against the Mueller research.
And Mueller's office earlier this month said that Flynn's collaboration – including 19 meetings with researchers – was so extensive that he had the right to avoid jail if he was sentenced next week.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lie to the FBI about talks during the transitional period of the president with the then Russian ambassador to the United States, becomes the first official in the White House to be punished in the constant discussion of the special counselor about the coordination of the Trump campaign with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
In the newspapers of the court he asked for a probation and a community service for his false statements.
Trump tried to put the investigation of the FBI into the mail server of Hillary Clinton (left) in the spotlight, which then – FBI director James Comey (right) recommended that no indictment should be filed
Trump also denounced the text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok (left) and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page (right)
The Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice, in a report released Thursday, found no evidence that the FBI deliberately sms messages between Strzok and Page destroyed
Trump also claimed that the investigation into Russia began before he was elected and that it was a "Democrat of the Democrat & # 39; is.
& # 39; …. The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, started as the "insurance policy" long before I was even elected, is very bad for our country. They catch people for deviations, lies or unrelated things that took place many years ago. Nothing to do with Collusion. A Democrat Scam!, "He tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
US intelligence officials investigated whether Russia was trying to influence the 2016 elections in that year and informed Trump about this after he had been elected, but before he took office.
However, Mueller was appointed special adviser only on 17 May 2017 after Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey on 9 May 2017.
The president also tried to bring the FBI's investigation to Hillary Clinton's e-mail server when he wrote: "Why did not they come to the DNC to get the Office of the Server or Crooked?" # 39;
Former personal Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (left) and David Pecker, director of American Media, work together with prosecutors
Cohen pleaded guilty of campaign and bank violations after creating a shellfish company to transfer $ 130,000 to Stormy Daniels (right), claiming to have an affair with Trump. AMI gave $ 150,000 to model Karen McDougal (left) who claims she had an affair with Trump
Former FBI director James Comey hit back to Trump
Crooked is a term he uses with regard to Clinton. He calls her & Crooked Hillary Clinton & # 39; during his campaign visits.
The FBI investigated Clinton's use of a private e-mail server and discovered that while they were extremely careless & # 39; was, FBI director James Comey recommended that no charges were filed.
Another report by the Ministry of Justice watchdog found that the FBI was not political in its investigation into Clinton, a charge some Republicans had made, especially after text messages were revealed between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
The two agents – who were working on the investigation and had an affair – had sent an SMS to their hope that Trump would lose the election.
Trump has also startled about the text messages between Strzok and Page.
So where are all missing text messages between fired FBI agents Peter S and the beautiful Lisa Page, his beloved. I have just reported that they have been cleared and swept clean. What an outrage as the totally compromised and conflicting Witch Hunt ever progresses so slowly. Do you want them! & # 39; He wrote on Sunday.
The Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice, in a report released Thursday, found no evidence that the FBI deliberately destroyed text messages between Strzok and Page.
The Inspector General has caused an FBI-wide software error that has resulted in large parts of FBI text messages not being archived, the factual check of Associated Press has been found.
The report investigated a gap in messages from December 2016 to May 2017 of the Strzok and Page phones. The FBI eventually recovered thousands of messages.
Some congressional republicans had suggested that the messages had been deliberately removed. DoJ's report said there was no evidence for that.
On Wednesday, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for multiple crimes – including bank fraud, campaign funding violations and lying to Congress.
Trump tweeted quickly and furiously against his former personal lawyer since that conviction.
James Comey, former FBI director, picked up Twitter to refer back to the president and pointed out that it is a lawful execution of a search warrant & # 39; used to be.
In an interview with & # 39; Good Morning America & # 39; Cohen voiced his wish to & # 39; not the villain & # 39; of the saga
Trump has been on twitter since Cohen's conviction
Trump also tweeted the words of people who defended him
& # 39; This is from the president of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge. Shame for republicans who do not speak at the moment – for the FBI, the rule of law and the truth, "he wrote.
Trump also argued that it was Cohen's job – as his lawyer – to know what was legal and what was not.
The pressure seems to lie on the White House, because the reports indicated that Mueller almost envelops his research project, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign was conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 elections.
In a separate investigation, the southern district of New York investigated the payoffs to two women who claimed to have business with Trump, which he denied.
Evidence in both cases was found in the raid in April at Cohen's office.
In an interview with & # 39; Good Morning America & # 39; on Friday, Cohen expressed his wish not to "scamper" the #. of the saga and he defended himself against the president, who publicly attacked him several times because he pleaded guilty to a real smorgasbord & # 39; of costs in August.
The crime that is most dangerous to Trump – who allegedly & rd privately furiously accuses & # 39; is the violation of the campaign by Cohen.
Prosecutors say a figure is identified as & # 39; Individually-1 & # 39; – Trump – & # 39; Conducted & # 39; Cohen to make a payment of $ 130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump initially denied any payment, but told the defense on Thursday that it was his lawyer's job to know the law.
I've never directed Michael Cohen to break the law & # 39 ;, Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter. & # 39; He was a lawyer and he must know the law. It will be advised by counselors & # 39; and a lawyer has great responsibility if an error is made. & # 39;
But Cohen said to Stephanopoulos: "I do not think there is anyone who believes that.
& # 39; First of all, nothing ever happened to the Trump organization, unless it was done by Mr. Trump walked. He told me to make the payments, he ordered me to get involved in these matters. & # 39;
Trump has allegedly told the allies in his immediate neighborhood that he is alarmed by the possibility of deposition, despite the fact that he publicly claims that he is not engaged.
On Sunday, he also tweeted the words of people who defended him.
& # 39; Judge Ken Starr, former Solicitor Generel & Independent Counsel, has just stated that after two years & # 39; no proof or proof of collusion is & # 39; and beyond that & # 39; there is no evidence that there was a campaign where the president broke the campaign. & # 39; Thanks Judge. @FoxNews, "he wrote.
On Thursday, the president was unveiled as the third man to attend a meeting with Cohen and American Media Inc. boss David Pecker in 2015, where they forged a plan to keep Trump's alleged business out of the press.
The meeting, referred to in a letter sent by federal prosecutors to National Enquirer-Publisher American Media Inc, contained an offer from the CEO to help deal with negative stories about the presidential candidate's relationships with women & # 39 ;.
With Trump identified as being there, it meant that he was present when a plan was developed that eventually led to Cohen pleading guilty to a crime and getting three years in prison.
It also led to a co-operation agreement with prosecutors in which Pecker – one of Trump's best friends – would not be prosecuted for crime & # 39; in connection with the campaign finance law that resulted from the meeting.
AMI gave $ 150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had a 10-month affair with the president, and Cohen was involved in discussions related to this.
That would leave Trump as a stranger if he continues his denials that he has done something wrong and Cohen never led & # 39; led & # 39; to break the law and he is now the only person in the room who claims that the silent money has not been used to influence the outcome of the election.
Pecker agreed to reverse – and is still working with federal authorities.
In a statement, the US law firm for the southern district said it agreed not to prosecute AMI after the company admitted that it had made the payment of $ 150,000 in accordance with a candidate's presidential campaign and that ensure that the woman did not do any damage accusations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election ".
The news comes in the midst of a peak in Washington discussing the possibility that the president may be accused of leading a federal crime, even though it is ultimately claimed that he is immune to such charges because of his function and prior interpretation by the Ministry of Justice Constitution that incumbent presidents can not be charged, only be deposed.