Trump Attacks Mueller One Week After Replacing Attorney General

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"They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts", Trump tweeted.

He says the inquiry is a "witch hunt".

He predicted universities will someday study what Mueller and his "gang of Democrat thugs" have done to destroy people.

But it was unclear what may have motivated Trump's messages on Thursday morning.

In recent days, Trump had been relatively quiet about the investigation. "The Mueller investigation has already uncovered serious crimes committed by the President's closest associates", the signatories said in the letter. Rumours and reports have swirled of impending indictments and late nights at the special counsel's office.

Following a tumultuous week since the midterm elections, President Trump on Thursday angrily unloaded on a number of favorite targets - while calling the United States "the envy of the world" because of his presidency.

House Democrats are launching an investigation into Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's involvement in World Patent Marketing, where he served as a paid adviser for the Florida company shut down by a federal judge earlier this year and fined nearly $26 million for allegedly running an invention-promotion scam.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke out regarding Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and threatened action if he did not recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. But, for new inventors, it's hard to tell a legitimate service from a scam.

Mr Sessions' replacement in charge of the Department of Justice, Matthew Whitaker, now has the power to sack Mr Mueller or end the investigation.

Rosenstein, said Dershowitz, should be recused, and the idea of making him the acting attorney general "would be absurd".

In a two-paragraph legal filing on Wednesday, Mueller offered a rare glimpse into the status of the probe and noted that former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with prosecutors in several ongoing investigations.

If you want more, check out this piece in the Miami New Times, by Brittany Shammas, who joins us on this week's show.

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