President Donald Trump is seething once again at special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Writing on Twitter, the president is claiming vindication because Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said this week that his committee so far found no evidence that the president's campaign coordinated with the Russian government.
"The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between 'Trump' & Russia," the president wrote. "It is all a GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX, developed long before the election itself, but used as an excuse by the Democrats as to why Crooked Hillary Clinton lost the Election! Someday the Fake News Media will turn honest & report that Donald J. Trump was actually a GREAT Candidate!"
The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committe… https://t.co/5kJEIsX5Dt— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1549633688.0
...It is all a GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX, developed long before the election itself, but used as an excuse by the Demo… https://t.co/unCVqZ2Bnp— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1549634350.0
Despite the president's claims that the Mueller probe is a "hoax," the investigation so far has secured guilty pleas or convictions from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Last week, the special counsel's office also indicted longtime Trump ally Roger Stone on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering.