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Donald Trump Explains Reasons Behind Those Bizarre Russia Investigation Tweets

By Chris York

Donald Trump has completed questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation all by himself and “answered them very easily”.

In a rambling monologue to reporters at the White House on Friday, the US President seemed pleased with himself as he once again reiterated he had done nothing wrong and was simply a “better candidate” than Hillary Clinton.

He said: “My lawyers don’t write answers. I write answers. I was asked a series of questions. I’ve answered them very easily.

“There should have never been a Mueller investigation.”

Trump met with his private lawyers after returning from a disastrous trip to Europe to mark Armistice day last weekend and the news he was working on answers to questions to Mueller’s investigation likely explains a series of bizarre tweets earlier this week.

While the President is no stranger to criticising the Special Counsel, the tweets sent on Thursday were unusually specific.

Trump claimed the “inner workings” of the investigations is a “total mess” and it has gone “completely nuts”.

He added: “They are screaming and shouting at people. horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”

The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018

….care how many lives the ruin. These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years. They won’t even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side. A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018

Trump did not repeat the more colourful of these claims on Friday evening and he not specify when his legal team would give Mueller his written responses, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters they likely would be submitted next week. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment.

“I’m sure they’re tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people,” Trump said, referring to questions that he suggested could be designed to result in perjury charges. “You have to always be careful when you answer, with people that probably have bad intentions. Now, the questions were very routinely answered by me.”

Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump‘s campaign conspired with Moscow in the 2016 election and whether Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe, which has clouded his presidency.

Universities will someday study what highly conflicted (and NOT Senate approved) Bob Mueller and his gang of Democrat thugs have done to destroy people. Why is he protecting Crooked Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page & her lover, Peter S, and all of his friends on the other side?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018

Trump and his lawyers had been in negotiations with Mueller‘s team for months over how the president would be questioned as part of the investigation.

Trump‘s team agreed to have the president submit written answers to questions relating to Russia’s role in the election, but it is still possible Mueller may press Trump to answer questions on potential obstruction at some point.

Another open question is whether he will eventually sit for an interview.

Tensions have risen over the probe since Trump last week ousted Jeff Sessions as US attorney general and named Matthew Whitaker as his replacement on an acting basis. That move gave Whitaker, a Trump loyalist who Democrats have called a “political lackey,” oversight of the Mueller probe.

Mueller already has brought charges against a series of former Trump aides, including his former campaign chairman and his former national security adviser, as well as a number of Russian individuals and entities.

A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss criminal charges against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a Russia company accused by Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 election in Trump‘s favour.

Trump on Friday again called the probe a “witch hunt” and said there was no collusion., Reuters reports.

Russia has denied any interference.

“There should have never been a so-called investigation, which, in theory, it’s not an investigation of me. But … as far as I’m concerned, I like to take everything personally because you do better that way,” Trump added.

Democrats and a number of Republicans have raised concerns about Whitaker’s appointment, with a bipartisan group of U.S. senators renewing a push for legislation to protect the special counsel. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has opposed any such legislation.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has said he would seek to lead the Senate panel overseeing the Justice Department next year, on Thursday met with Whitaker and expressed confidence the Russia probe would continue.

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donald-trump-mueller_uk_5befc962e4b07573881ebad2