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Trump: Mueller is ‘Conflicted Prosecutor Gone Rogue’


BETHPAGE, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on April 6, 2016 in Bethpage, New York. The rally comes ahead of the April 15 New York primary.

President Donald Trump kicked off his Tuesday morning with a series of tweets criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, claiming that they are ruining people’s lives and unfairly targeting him and his associates. Not only did Trump take shots at the Russia probe, he also made some personal attacks against Mueller himself.

“Mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue,” he said, “The Fake News Media builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint, when in actuality he is the exact opposite. He is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System, where he is only looking at one side and not the other.”

As for the investigation itself, Trump said, “The now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt continues and they’ve got nothing but ruined lives.”

The president also claimed that by “only looking at one side and not the other,” Mueller was “doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System.” While Mueller’s probe has tackled a wide range of issues related to the Trump campaign and Russia, his authority is limited to what is laid out in a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In the past, Mueller has referred issues like those surrounding Michael Cohen‘s criminal case to other prosecutors.

[Image via Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images]

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