President Donald Trump asked Monday for an investigation of the investigators pending the publication of the report by Robert Mueller and repeated some of his old charges against the probe as Washington read the findings of the special council.
In an early morning tweet, the president claimed Mueller and Attorney General William Barr, based on the findings of the Special Counsel, & # 39; decided No Collusion, No Obstruction & # 39; for him and his 2016 campaign team.
He then turned to claim that crimes were committed by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Commission and & # 39; dirty police & # 39; – a likely referral to the FBI based on his earlier criticism – and called for an investigation.
President Donald Trump called for an investigation of the researchers pending the publication of the report by Robert Mueller
& # 39; Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already decided No Collusion, No Obstruction. These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! RESEARCH THE RESEARCHERS!, & He tweeted.
His public turn comes the week Mueller & # 39; s report is expected to be given to members of Congress and released to the public every day now.
The 400-page report will contain some edits for ongoing investigations, but it is expected that Mueller will explain the findings in his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 elections.
Democrats have demanded the full report after Barr, in a letter to Congress, said Mueller left it to the Attorney General to determine whether the President obstructed justice in the investigation.
Barr wrote that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had determined that there was no reason for obstruction.
& # 39; The Mueller report is about an attack on our elections by a foreign government. And we want to know that. We want to know that in terms of being able to prevent it from happening again. So it's even bigger than Donald Trump, & Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS & # 39; & # 39; 60 Minutes & # 39; in an interview broadcast on Sunday evening.
She wouldn't say if she thinks Barr is hiding it for Trump.
& # 39; I have no idea. I have no idea. He can launder, but I don't know if he covers anything. It makes no sense to have that discussion. All we have to do is view the Mueller report, & she said.
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said she thinks on Sunday that the full report is not harmful to President Trump.
& # 39; I don't think it will harm the president because the whole purpose of the investigation was whether there was collusion. Mueller was crystal clear in the fact that there was no collusion, & she said on & # 39; Fox News Sunday.
She argued that if Mueller could not establish an obstruction, it meant that there was none.
& # 39; They couldn't find anything. They couldn't make a decision that is actually Mueller & # 39; s way of saying we can't find anything. We leave that to the trial that is the Attorney General. He has made a decision and therefore we consider this to be a closed case. That there was no collusion, there was no obstacle that I don't know how to interpret in a way other than total exemption, & Sanders said.
Trump has long claimed to be the victim of a & # 39; witch hunt & # 39; and scolded the former FBI director James Comey and former agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
The two agents, who were having an affair, were investigating the Trump during the 2016 election and their texts showed that Trump was not allowed to win the presidency.
House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanded the full Mueller report
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said she thinks the full report is not harmful to President Trump
Attorney General William Barr testified last week that he & # 39; within a week & # 39; the edited Mueller report should be able to release
Trump has repeatedly wondered against the probe of Clinton's private email server, which then-FBI director Comey said & # 39; extraordinarily careless & # 39; was, but not recommended to lodge charges.
The president's tweet on Monday also reflects the comments made by his attorney general late in the week when he testified before Congress.
Barr told the legislators last Tuesday that he was reviewing the behavior of the FBI at the start of the Russian probe, and he revealed that he will publish an edited version of the Mueller report within a week.
& # 39; I review the course of the investigation and try to get my arms around all aspects of the counterintelligence investigation conducted in the summer of 2016 & # 39 ;, Barr said during a subcommittee hearing.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have accepted the President's call to investigate those who have continued the Russian investigation in the last 19 months.
Senate Judge President Lindsay Graham conducts his own investigation into the origin of the probe, while also investigating the 2016 e-mail investigation of the FBI.