DONALD Trump has suggested he would take legal action against “everyone all over the place” because of the then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion.
The president wrote a series of tweets today that also slammed the lawyers who prosecuted his confidante Roger Stone and the origins of the Mueller investigation.
He wrote: “These were Mueller prosecutors, and the whole Mueller investigation was illegally set up based on a phony and now fully discredited Fake Dossier, lying and forging documents to the FISA Court, and many other things.
“Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out.
“Even Mueller’s statement to Congress that he did not see me to become the FBI Director (again), has been proven false. The whole deal was a total SCAM.
“If I wasn’t President, I’d be suing everyone all over the place. BUT MAYBE I STILL WILL. WITCH HUNT!”
It comes after there have been questions into whether the federal judge in the Stone case would grant his request for a new trial after it came out a juror’s Twitter messages revealed he was critical of Trump.
Stone was found guilty by a jury last November on seven counts, including witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress about the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
He was due to be sentenced on Thursday.
US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson is meant to be holding a conference call today with the federal prosecutors and Stone’s defense team to discuss the case.
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The four federal lawyers who were involved with prosecuting Stone withdrew last week after the Justice Department overruled their recommendations for Trump’s confidante to serve up to nine years in prison.
The Justice Department sent the judge a letter asking for a more lenient sentence after Trump tweeted, calling the case a “miscarriage of justice”.
Only two of those four lawyers were also involved in the Mueller probe stemming from the 2016 election.
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