Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Trump seethes against Russia probe 'disgrace'

Trump seethes against Russia probe 'disgrace'

The switch ignited a wave of protests from Trump's Democratic opponents but the president on Thursday doubled down on his rejection of Mueller and "his gang of Democrat thugs".

Democrats have protested Whitaker's appointment to acting attorney general, in part because he leapfrogged over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was next in line.

The senators are concerned about Whitaker's past criticism of the Mueller probe, which is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to US President Donald Trump's campaign.

As for the Democrat-media "collusion", prior to downloading on Mueller, Trump smacked the "FAKE NEWS MEDIA" for looking for ways to report on his administration in an unflattering light.

In Mr Trump's latest tweets, he describes Mr Mueller as "conflicted" and says that those involved in the long-running probe "are a disgrace to our nation".

In a series of tweets Trump accused Mueller, without evidence, of having "gone absolutely nuts", adding that his prosecutors are "screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want". The Senate approved the extension on a 100-0 vote. "That's the real Collusion!" the president added, predicting that the Russian Federation probe would one day be a case study taught in schools.

Republicans, with few exceptions, are rallying around the president.

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During an appearance on "State of The Union", Schumer claimed that if Whitaker did not recuse himself, he would introduce budget protections for the Mueller investigation into the next spending bill.

Whitaker, a Trump loyalist and a former USA attorney for the southern district of Iowa, had criticized the Mueller probe as too far-reaching before he was appointed by Trump last week to run the Justice Department.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was appointed to replace Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Mueller probe while attorney general. But Whitaker has not said what he plans to do.

Even by the standards of his frequent barrages against special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump's early morning tweetstorm was blistering.

Colbert suggested Trump was "transparently projecting his insecurities onto Robert Mueller", and demonstrated what that might look like.

Whitaker told Graham the investigation would be allowed to proceed, the person said.

The barrage comes as Trump's legal team is believed to be finalizing written answers to Mueller, concerning questions about whether the Trump campaign colluded during the 2016 campaign.

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