President Donald Trump threatened to obstruct the special counsel probe just hours after insisting it was a "hoax" and a "trap."
The president tried to change the subject Wednesday morning to North Korea and trade negotiations with China and North American trade pact partners, but he complained three hours later that the justice system was "rigged" against him.
"A Rigged System - They don’t want to turn over Documents to Congress," Trump tweeted.
House Republicans have ordered the Department of Justice to turn over FBI documents related to Hillary Clinton and FISA surveillance of Trump associates, and the president has complained for weeks that officials are "slow-walking" the process.
"What are they afraid of? Why so much redacting?" he tweeted. "Why such unequal 'justice?' At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!"
A Rigged System - They don’t want to turn over Documents to Congress. What are they afraid of? Why so much redactin… https://t.co/Wm7yAaO4Bl— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1525272354.0