President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter Saturday in an attack on the latest barrage of investigations and subpoena threats from his political opponents on Capitol Hill.
In his Saturday tweets, the president repeated claims that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller was run by “13 Angry Trump hating Dems” who found no wrongdoing on his behalf after spending “$30 million” over the course of the investigation. He also noted that the 22-month long probe was a “total waste of time.”
The president’s tweets come after reports that some members of the special counsel’s team have been frustrated by the way U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr reported their findings in the summary he submitted to Congress late last month.
This week, the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Oversight committees have all increased their probes into different aspects of Trump’s financial history, policy agenda and campaign. Trump was hit Thursday with a formal request from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) for his individual tax returns dating back to 2013.
Democrats continue to demand an unredacted copy of Mueller’s approximately 400-page report, which was provided to Attorney General Bill Barr more than two weeks ago. That request shows congressional Democrats “will never be satisfied,” Trump stated Saturday.
But as Barr’s self-imposed deadline to submit a copy of Mueller’s report to Capitol Hill fast approaches, Trump’s confidence in its “complete and total exoneration” of him has lessened, according to one Republican close to the White House.
“He wouldn’t be bringing this up still if everything was hunky dory,” this person said, referring to the president’s tweets about Mueller and his team of federal investigators.
In separate reports late Wednesday, both The New York Times and The Washington Post described a group of investigators who believed the results of their probe into the president and his associates were far more damaging than Trump’s attorney general made them out to be.
Trump slammed the Times’ reporting as “fake news” in a tweet on Friday.
“The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report. In fact, they probably had no sources at all!” he wrote on Twitter.