Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to repeat his claims of “witch hunt” about the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller which now includes guilty pleas from 5 former Trump associates.
“The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime,” Trump whined Sunday morning. “There was never Collusion with Russia, except by the Clinton campaign, so the 17 Angry Democrats are looking at anything they can find.”
“ALSO, not allowed under the LAW!” Trump added, which is perplexing since the investigation was ordered by Trump’s Department of Justice.
The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime. There was never Collusion with Russia, except by the Clinton campaign, so the 17 Angry Democrats are looking at anything they can find. Very unfair and BAD for the country. ALSO, not allowed under the LAW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2018
Folks continue to speculate that the Trumpster may pardon former campaign chair Paul Manafort or fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an attempt to end the scandal.
Of course, doing so would only exacerbate the issue.
Any move by Trump to pardon Paul Manafort, or dangle a pardon, would be a further act of obstruction of justice. When he was running, Trump said he was going to drain the swamp, but the only person who’s draining the swamp is Mueller. Trump is threatening to pardon the swamp. pic.twitter.com/iAhols6Qsj
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 16, 2018
.@jonkarl: “What happens if the president pardons Manafort?”
Ken Starr: “He has the power to do that, then I think it really becomes an issue of is that an abuse of power on the part of the president in light of an ongoing investigation?” https://t.co/YzlRv0u0R5 #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/szQuKY6v6V
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 16, 2018
Ken Starr, the former independent counsel during the investigation of President Bill Clinton, says it would be “unwise” for President Donald Trump to pardon Paul Manafort: “It would just be an imprudent decision” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/bNHFpPa9nc pic.twitter.com/ZIQFXCRZH6
— CNN (@CNN) September 16, 2018