On Tuesday, Donald Trump threatened to file lawsuits “all over the place” over Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
Trump made the threats in a series of tweets early Tuesday morning. He also brought up the federal criminal case against his long-time ally Roger Stone.
“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,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out.”
Trump made a second tweet in which he accused Mueller of lying to Congress. “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!” Trump tweeted.
For some reason, Trump began a renewed assault on Mueller last week. He attacked Mueller while complaining about the sentencing recommendation made by prosecutors in Stone’s case.
Mueller’s probe resulted in two of Trump’s longtime advisers being arrested in January of 2019. The men were then indicted on seven felony charges.
When it comes to Roger Stone a Washington jury found Stone guilty back in November on all counts. Prosecutors in Stone’s case recommended a sentence of seven to nine years in prison. Trump called the suggested sentence a “miscarriage of justice.”
After the Department of Justice intervened in Stone’s case all four prosecutors resigned. One of the prosecutors quit the department completely.
On Thursday, William Barr stated during an interview that he had personally interfered to reduce Stone’s sentence. He added that he did so hours before Trump publicly objected and that Trump did not ask him to reduce Stone’s sentence.