President Donald Trump on Wednesday launched a new attack on the FBI awaiting the publication of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in which he again & # 39; dirty police officers & # 39; labeled and claimed that he was the victim of a witch hunt.
& # 39; Wow! FBI made 11 payments to the discredited author of Fake Dossier, Trump hater Christopher Steele. @OANN @JudicialWatch The witch hunt has been a total fraud for your president and the American people! It was offered to you by Dirty Cops, Crooked Hillary and the DNC, & # 39; he wrote on Twitter.
The president is embroiled in a furious tweet storm this week, while he and the rest of the world await the publication of Mueller's report on Thursday morning.
President Donald Trump launched another attack on the FBI pending the publication of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
He has so far fired 8 tweets on this topic this week as Washington waits with blown breath with the publication of Mueller's findings on the Russian role in the 2016 election.
The latest tweet from Trump comes when Judicial Watch announced it was a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit & # 39; for records of communication and payments & # 39; between the FBI and Steele.
& # 39; How and why did the FBI pay Christopher Steele, who was already funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC via Fusion GPS? & # 39; Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a release. & # 39; That we had to sue for this basic information shows that the FBI may have more to hide. & # 39;
Trump has long been bored against Steele, whose unverified file claimed that the president was vulnerable to blackmail from Russia and, during a trip to Moscow in Moscow, for the miss Universe election with & # 39; golden showers & # 39; had been busy with prostitutes.
The Steele file was paid for by Fusion GPS – a research agency that also worked for the Democratic National Committee.
Steele received $ 168,000 for his work, as reported in November 2017.
In August, the FBI released 71 pages with heavily corrected messages between the agency and Steele.
Those records revealed the 11 FBI payments to Steele as a confidential human source in an unknown period.
But on November 1, 2016, the FBI told Steele that it was unlikely that he would continue to collaborate with him, and that he should not obtain any intelligence on behalf of the FBI, according to the documents.
The FBI had hired Steele to continue the investigation that began with Trump's file. That file was originally commissioned by Fusion Republic by a republican media company, Washington Free Beacon, during the primary GOP process to get information about Trump.
When Trump became the Republican nominee, Steele's work was paid for by funds paid to Fusion GPS by law firm Perkins Coie, which represented the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
The president has repeatedly claimed that he is a victim of a witch hunt.
Special council Robert Mueller arrives at his office in Washington D.C on Wednesday morning.
Trump has long blasted the former British spy Christopher Steele
Trump shot his side of the story on Twitter days before the release of the Mueller report on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the president argued that Mueller & # 39; s probe was a & # 39; scam & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; The biggest scam in political history. If the Mainstream Media were honest, which they are not, this story would be bigger and more important than Watergate. Someday! & # 39; he claimed.
On Monday, he stated that crimes were committed by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and & # 39; dirty cops & # 39; – a reference to Comey and former FBI agents who worked for him.
& # 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.
Attorney General William Barr will send the Mueller report to Congress on Thursday
President Trump said it was time to & # 39; INVESTIGATE RESEARCHERS & # 39; as Washington was preparing for the publication of the Mueller report
His public turn comes the week's Mueller & # 39; s report is expected to be given to members of Congress and released to the public sometime on Thursday.
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.
According to the Attorney General William Barr summary, prosecutors found no evidence that Trump campaigners spoke to members of the Russian government to influence the 2016 elections.
Also, according to Barr, Mueller made no recommendation as to whether the president should be charged with obstructing justice. He said, however, that the report contained information on both sides of the ledger about that score.
One important line from the report, quoted by Barr, will certainly receive more attention once its context is revealed: & # 39; Although this report does not conclude that the president has committed a crime, it does not relieve him. & # 39;
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, along with Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, said there would be no obstruction against Trump.
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said on Sunday that she does not think the full report will be 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.
But Trump's legal team has drafted its own official twist in document form: a report to stop Mueller & # 39; s expected to be released after the special council.