President Donald Trump personally attacked special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday -- and blamed him for worsening relations between the United States and Russia.
"Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama," Trump wrote. "Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!"
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democr… https://t.co/eA1AtTPv49— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1523451623.0
Although Trump has in the past attacked some of the people hired by Mueller on his team, Wednesday's tweet marks a distinct escalation in his attacks on the probe, as he is now directly going after Mueller for purportedly having conflicts of interest.
Wednesday has been an exceptionally busy morning on the president's Twitter feed, as he began by attacking the New York Times before pivoting to attacking the Mueller probe, and then shifting gears to attacking Russia for backing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, whom he described as a "Gas Killing Animal."
Trump later seemed to walk back some of his Russia criticism by saying that there was "no reason" for relations between the U.S. and Russia to be so bad, before then shifting the blame for those bad relations to Mueller's probe.