President Trump, for the first time, has addressed Special Counsel Robert Mueller directly on Twitter.
Trump questioned the fairness of Mueller’s investigators.
According to Politico:
“For 10 months, President Donald Trump and his team abided by a simple rule: Don’t go after special counsel Robert Mueller.
But this weekend, as he digested news that the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was circling nearer to him and his family, Trump came closer than ever to abandoning his unspoken truce with Mueller, reigniting fears among Republicans that the president could fire the special counsel.
Cooped up in the White House without any public events on his schedule and cable news blaring, Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade that differed from past outbursts in one significant way: He mentioned Mueller directly. Before this weekend, Trump had only referenced Mueller by name once on Twitter, in a retweet.
Now, it appears, Mueller is fair game.
“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted Saturday night. On Sunday morning, he asked, “Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?”