Donald Trump got a head start on his weekend tweets Friday night when — again — he called the investigation into possible collusion between the Russians and his campaign a “witch hunt.” This time, though, he said special counsel Robert Mueller should never have been appointed.
The comments again raised the possibility that Trump might be considering firing Mueller.
The president was gloating about a controversial report released by Republicans on the House intelligence committee Friday, in which they said they found no evidence of collusion — over the objection of the committee’s Democrats. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted “Wow! A total Witch Hunt! MUST END NOW!”
This time, he called concerns about collusion a “big Hoax by the Democrats.”
The Republicans issued their conclusion just hours before NBC aired an interview with Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya in which she said she is a Kremlin “informant.” Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the presidential campaign just months before the election to discuss turning over damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
The Twitterverse wasn’t impressed by the House Republicans — or Trump’s tweet: