Update: President Trump is stepping up his attacks on individual members of the "13 Angry Democrats", singling out former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and special agent Peter Strzok for their involvement in the "total mess" that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe has begun.
After joking that Page "may hold the record for the most Emails in the shortest period of time (to her Lover, Peter S)" Trump questioned why Strzok is still employed at the bureau, unlike Page, who was fired for leaking.
The president then questioned whether the Mueller probe would drag on until the midterms, adding that Republicans "better get tough and smart before it is too late."
Lisa Page, who may hold the record for the most Emails in the shortest period of time (to her Lover, Peter S), and attorney Baker, are out at the FBI as part of the Probers getting caught? Why is Peter S still there? What a total mess. Our Country has to get back to Business!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
Of course, we're still waiting for the revelation about new DOJ "conflicts of interest" that Trump promised earlier.
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As we anticipated late last week, President Donald Trump has seized the opportunity to gloat about a pair of legal victories last week that raised questions about the Mueller probe's credibility in an official setting.
During hearings about a potential dismissal of the charges against Paul Manafort and Mueller's request for a delay in his Russian troll farm case, judges articulated doubts about the special counsel's investigation that appeared to be almost ripped from the president's previous tweets.
In a series of early morning tweets, Trump declared that the Russian "Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility" after the "House Intelligence Committee found No Collusion, Coordination or anything else with Russia."
He also lashed out at the "13 Angry Democrats" - a group that includes people involved with the Mueller probe, including Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was removed after sending anti-Trump texts to his mistress.
But most importantly, Trump also hinted that there might soon be another embarrassing revelation about conflicts of interest involving Mueller and his investigators.
The Russia Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility. House Intelligence Committee found No Collusion, Coordination or anything else with Russia. So now the Probe says OK, what else is there? How about Obstruction for a made up, phony crime.There is no O, it’s called Fighting Back— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
The 13 Angry Democrats in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt are starting to find out that there is a Court System in place that actually protects people from injustice...and just wait ‘till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
As of Friday, three separate Judges have now delivered serious setbacks to the Mueller investigation. They've demanded - if you can believe it - facts and evidence to back up the Special Counsel's claims in unredacted format as one Judge demands, or risk having the cases tossed out altogether.
The first major setback occurred in February, when the federal judge assigned to the criminal case against Trump's former National Security Judge Emmet G. Sullivan asked Mueller's team to turn over any "exculpatory evidence" to Flynn's defense. Strangely, Flynn's legal team never made this request. Instead, Judge Emmet G Sullivan issued the order "sua sponte" - or at his legal discretion - by invoking the Brady rule.
Despite some potentially problematic comments last week from the newest member of Trump's legal team, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, it appears Trump is finally making some headway in his battle against Mueller.
If anything, recent leaks about questions Mueller would like to ask Trump have only suggested that Trump is biding his time before he rejects Mueller's interview request - effectively daring the special counsel to subpoena a sitting president.