That's why I thought it was very ominous today when Donald Trump tweeted about the inner workings of the Mueller investigation. He added that the investigators are threatening Americans to provide the answers they want.
President Trump is turning the tables by claiming the only players involved in the Russian Federation collusion narrative are Democrats. The US president branded Mueller as conflicted, adding those involved in the inquiry are a disgrace to the country.
House Democrats are kicking off their investigations into the Trump administration by probing acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker's connections to a Florida company that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission over what court documents called "a scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars".
It is unclear what was behind his latest comments and Mr Trump did not provide any evidence for his claims.
Even by the standards of his frequent barrages against special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump's early morning tweetstorm was blistering.
The president later tacked on: "The only "Collusion" is that of the Democrats with Russian Federation and many others".More news: North Korea to Deport American Detained for Illegal Entry
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He then brought in reports of media bias among the major tech companies: "Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favor of the Democrats". Mueller reported to Rosenstein until November 7, when Whitaker took over the probe.
Congressional Democrats on Thursday dismissed as "fatally flawed" a Justice Department legal opinion defending Trump's decision to appoint Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace ousted Jeff Sessions.
The Justice Department also cited an 1866 example of an acting attorney general being appointed without Senate confirmation, which Democrats pounced on. But there was something unusual and provocative in the president's latest salvo against the Russian Federation investigaiton on Thursday morning.
Left open yet, however, is whether Trump will sit for an interview with Mueller for further questioning about the collusion allegations and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe.
They also come as Mueller reportedly prepares to drop more indictments, which could come as soon as this week.
Graham, a staunch ally of President Trump, has been critical of the probe. They must continue, even if they implicate persons or institutions connected to the President, to his campaign, or to his businesses.