Donald Trump has lashed out at Robert Mueller, saying his report into Russia collusion was 'badly tainted'
Donald Trump has suggested that he may file lawsuits over the Robert Mueller investigation into collusion with Russia, saying the result was “badly tainted”.
“Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is ... badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out,” Mr Trump said in a series of tweets.
“If I wasn’t President, I’d be suing everyone all over the place ... BUT MAYBE I STILL WILL,” Mr Trump continued.
It’s unclear on what grounds the president could sue over Mueller’s findings, which were released by the Justice Department last April.
Mr Trump also repeated his claim that Mr Mueller came to the White House seeking the FBI director’s job, something Mr Mueller rejected in his 448-page report last year.
Mr Trump also tried to sow doubt about the trial of his friend, Roger Stone, who was convicted on several counts that sprang out of the Mueller investigation.
The US President quoted a Fox News legal analyst arguing for a new trial, after reports that the jury foreman had tweeted critical things about the administration and once sought a Democratic nomination for Congress.
Stone is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday but is seeking a new trial.
The Department of Justice has already reduced the sentence it was seeking in the politically charged case, raising questions of interference.
Four federal prosecutors quit after the decision, while Attorney-General William Barr called publicly for Mr Trump to refrain from tweeting about the case.