President Donald Trump started his Friday morning by once again attacking special counsel Robert Mueller in a garbled tweet filled with inaccuracies and lies.
“Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest,” the president wrote. “And bye (sic) the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of ‘legal’ at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt…”
Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
In fact, Mueller and Comey are not “best friends” and Trump actively promoted Corsi’s conspiratorial writings about former President Barack Obama for years back when he was obsessed with finding the former president’s birth certificate.
The president then followed this up with a tweet accusing Mueller and prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, one of the top attorneys at the special counsel’s office, of being “horrible and vicious.”
“Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report,” Trump asked rhetorically. “Will Andrew Weissman’s (sic) horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies.”
Among the “great companies” that Weissmann has taken down in his career include Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm that oversaw the finances of infamously crooked energy trading company Enron.
Trump’s latest attacks on the special counsel come on the day when Mueller is expected to release a memo outlining the ways that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors even after he pledged to cooperate with the investigation.