President Trump Goes After Mueller Team: They've Gone Nuts!

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The diatribe came amid claims that Trump is maneuvering to have Mueller fired or otherwise shut down before he can close in on the president and his inner circle, including family members.

"Universities will someday study what highly conflicted (and NOT Senate approved) Bob Mueller and his gang of Democrat thugs have done to destroy people".

Even by the standards of his frequent barrages against special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump's early morning tweetstorm was blistering.

The tweetstorm followed multiple reports in major United States news organizations that the president has become increasingly enraged after Democrats took over the House and prepared to launch a plethora of probes into the president and his administration, including an expected effort to make his tax returns public.

While the president has been a frequent critic of the Mueller probe, his November 15 statements are the first since asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and designating Sessions's chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, as the acting attorney general.

Whitaker's appointment following the firing of Jeff Sessions last week has been slammed by Democrats as potentially unconstitutional, as well as an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation Whitaker has publicly criticized. Trump wrote in another message.

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The letters represent an opening salvo of how House Democrats plan to investigate the Trump administration when they take over in January.

In a series of tweets Thursday, the president accused Hillary Clinton and her campaign of conspiring with Russian Federation to win the 2016 election before asking why the Federal Bureau of Investigation still hasn't taken the DNC's hacked server. Mueller is a registered Republican who was confirmed as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former President George W. Bush and continued serving until 2013, during Obama's second term.

"Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favour of the Democrats", he wrote.

Whitaker has been facing calls to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe due to his criticism of the investigation.

Mr Whitaker, who has been appointed acting attorney general, has been open about his concerns over the scope of Mr Mueller's inquiry.

The American Constitution Society on Wednesday released a powerful letter signed by at least 1,600 attorneys nationwide calling for lawmakers and Justice Department officials to protect the Mueller probe. Prominent Republican senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Lyndsey Graham (R-S.C.) support the bill.

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