Trump’s Latest Tweet May Have Made Mueller’s Obstruction Case for Him

  • Trump’s Latest Tweet May Have Made Mueller’s Obstruction Case for Him

Trump’s Latest Tweet May Have Made Mueller’s Obstruction Case for Him

Trump has denounced the investigation as a politically motivated hoax and has lately stepped up his attacks on Mueller. That included Mueller's latest proposal to secure an interview with Trump, which was delivered on Tuesday.

In a further tweet, Trump suggested Manafort has been harshly mistreated.

Trump has frequently sounded off on the Russian Federation investigation over Twitter, occasionally criticizing Sessions in the process.

"This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Mr Trump also labelled special counsel Robert Mueller, who leads the probe, "totally conflicted".

In a series of tweets, he said Attorney General Jeff Sessions must halt the inquiry into alleged election meddling.

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Even Trump's allies questioned the demand.

In June, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, called for Sessions to be fired and "end the Mueller investigation".

Mr Trump had avoided directly criticising the Mueller probe during 2017, reportedly under the advice of his lawyers.

According to sources familiar with the President's reaction Wednesday morning, that was the genesis for his early morning tweet storm.

USA intelligence services have concluded Russian agents had attempted to influence the election in Trump's favour through a coordinated campaign of fake news and social media bots.

Aides rushed to limit the damage, insisting he was not issuing an order as Session's boss.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Mr Trump's comments were simply the president "fighting back".

Giuliani added the president may be within his legal rights to obstruct justice if he wishes. The New York Times reported last week that Mueller's office was examining negative tweets and statements by Trump about Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey.

Ironically, one of the areas the Mueller investigation is looking at is whether the president has used Twitter to try to pressurise or intimidate his attorney general. He worked on the agency's investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server misuse, as well as the investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the run-up to the 2016 election. It was a revelation that contradicted his congressional testimony that he'd had no contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

While Trump has lambasted the Mueller probe for months, as evidence surfaced about its allegedly questionable political roots, the president had never publicly called on Sessions to end the investigation.

The president has defended his former campaign chairman whilst also seeking distance himself from him, he said: "He worked for me for a very short time". "They reflect a state of mind and an intent to obstruct justice", said Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Judiciary Committee.

Mr Manafort's trial is the first arising from Mr Mueller's investigation.