President Donald Trump has been warned by members of his own party that he will look guilty if he keeps attacking special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
But just as he reportedly ignored aides’ pleas to not congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election win, Trump has ignored his fellow Republicans and has gone after the Mueller probe again on Twitter.
On Wednesday morning, Trump approvingly relayed a quote from Fox News legal analyst Alan Dershowitz that questioned the need for a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s potential collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.
“Special Council (sic) is told to find crimes, wether (sic) crimes exist or not,” Trump wrote, quoting Dershowitz. “I was opposed the the selection of Mueller to be Special Council, I still am opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday said that Trump and his attorneys’ attacks on the Mueller probe are not typically the actions of people who are innocent — and he urged them to stop acting like they were guilty of crimes. And former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum on Tuesday went on CNN and told Trump to stop attacking the Mueller probe because doing so makes it look like he’s “got something to hide.”