President Donald Trump lobbed fresh insults at special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, a day after Mueller’s office filed a complaint alleging former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort broke his plea deal with repeated lies.
Trump called Mueller the opposite of a saint who is doing “TREMENDOUS” damage to the country’s criminal justice system by probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Manafort reached a deal with Mueller’s team in September in which he agreed to plead guilty to a range of crimes and cooperate with the investigation in exchange for lighter punishment. Mueller now says Manafort has been lying to prosecutors, so the deal is off.
Trump, in a series of tweets, raged against Mueller’s “now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt,” and “ruined lives,” but didn’t specifically mention Manafort.
“Let these terrible people go back to the Clinton Foundation and ‘Justice’ Department,” he fumed.
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