President Trump said Sunday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions “should be ashamed of himself” for allowing the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference to move forward.
Trump released a series of tweets attacking the investigation as a “Democrat scam” that is “very bad for our country,” and pushing the unproven theory among some conservatives that Mueller’s team has led witnesses to make false statements.
“People are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about,” Trump added. “Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!”
“It looks here as though General Flynn’s defenses are incidental to something larger which is for the prosecution to figure out if it can find a path to Donald Trump without quite knowing what that crime might be. It stops looking like prosecution and more looking like……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
….a persecution of the President.” Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal. Thank you, people are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about. Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
Mueller’s investigation has so far implicated former Trump associates Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Michael Cohen, as well as more than 20 Russians.
….The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, started as the “insurance policy” long before I even got elected, is very bad for our Country. They are Entrapping people for misstatements, lies or unrelated things that took place many years ago. Nothing to do with Collusion. A Democrat Scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
Cohen was sentenced last week to three years in prison for bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations he said he committed at Trump’s direction as his personal lawyer.
The president has denied directing Cohen to break the law.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found that 62 percent of Americans believe Trump has been untruthful about the Russia investigation, while 50 percent said the investigation has given them at least some doubts about his presidency. Forty-four percent said it has not given them additional doubts.
Trump forced Sessions to resign last month, a move that many saw coming. Trump had for months publicly criticized Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation.