Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump's tweets may reflect a more aggressive strategy against Mueller probe

Trump's tweets may reflect a more aggressive strategy against Mueller probe

"The Russia Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility".

In his tweets, Trump also took issue with Mueller's investigation into whether he obstructed the Russian Federation investigation.

The President regularly uses the term "witch hunt" when referring to the investigation and says that the investigators handling it are Democrats, despite the fact that Mueller himself is a registered Republican, Efe reported.

"There is no O, it really is called Strikes again", that the President tweeted, after implying that the analysis has been being dragged out so it might damage Republicans at the midterm elections.

The partisan political battle is seemingly headed for legal and constitutional challenges in courts that are themselves politicized to a large degree.

While President Donald Trump has attacked the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related matters in the past, several tweets on Monday morning showed the president was moving onto the offensive, a contrast to a more reserved approach touted by his legal team in the past.

Although significant portions of the released memo were redacted, one broad aspect of Mueller's scope included investigating whether Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, "committed a crime or crimes by colluding with Russian government officials" or "committed a crime or crimes arising out of payments he received from the Ukrainian government before and during the tenure of President Viktor Yanukovych".

"Look, we have some absolute warriors", Trump told Fox News on April 26 when asked about his relationship with Congress, name-checking "Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows and Matt Gaetz and [Ron] DeSantis".

Trump then pivoted to the FBI-the agency that has drawn the ire of the president, as well as his most ardent supporters who claim there is a conspiracy within its ranks to take down the president-before returning to the Mueller probe.

Such an eventuality would be unprecedented in U.S Presidential history and will nearly certainly be tested in the Supreme Court, where, legal experts warned, the executive would fail.

There have been conflicting signals from the White House over whether Trump will sit down with Mueller. Democrats taking control of the House could lead to his impeachment. He is also getting credit for foreign policy breakthroughs, notably on the Korean peninsula, and for a stronger stand on the Iran nuclear deal that he is threatening to jettison unless it is reworked.

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