Trump Suggests He’s Preparing to Sue Over Mueller Investigation
President, in a series of tweets, said the investigation was 'fraudulent'
President Donald Trump suggested he may file lawsuits for the outcome of the "badly tainted" Robert Mueller investigation last year.
Trump, in a series of tweets, said the investigation was "fraudulent," and also slammed the trial of Roger Stone, who is scheduled to be sentenced in a case emanating from the special counsel's probe.
"Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out," Trump tweeted.
"The whole deal was a total SCAM. If I wasn’t President, I’d be suing everyone all over the place."
"BUT MAYBE I STILL WILL. WITCH HUNT!"
Trump also pointed out Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was "illegally set up" based on the salacious, unverified Steele dossier.
Last week, the president called the original sentencing request for Stone an unacceptable “miscarriage of justice,” and the Justice Department subsequently abandoned it, instead deciding to make no formal sentencing recommendation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week accused Trump of engaging in “political interference" in the sentencing of Roger Stone.
Pelosi called for an investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) after their decision to withdraw from the case.
....badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out. Even Mueller’s statement to Congress that he did not see me to become the FBI Director (again), has been proven false. The whole deal was a total SCAM. If I wasn’t President, I’d be suing everyone all over the place...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2020
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“By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” Pelosi wrote.
“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation."
Meanwhile, over 1,100 former DOJ prosecutors and officials called for the resignation of Attorney General Barr while condemning the department’s decision to intervene on Roger Stone's sentencing last week.
The letter read:
"Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice."
In November last year, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness.
Stone was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee, as well as a further two more charges of obstructing a congressional investigation and intimidating a witness following a two-week trial.