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Trump declares war ahead of Mueller’s big day, attacks collusion probe and slams ‘fake news media’

Trump declares war ahead of Mueller’s big day: President retweets attacks on collusion probe and slams ‘fake news media’ as ‘the enemy of the people’ as the White House readies for series of revelations TODAY

  • Trump had meltdown on Twitter a night before special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated filing in cases against Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen
  • In a series of back-to-back tweets, the president quotes conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi before lashing out at the ‘fake news media’ 
  • On Tuesday, a filing by Mueller provided the first details of Michael Flynn’s assistance in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

President Donald Trump had a public meltdown on Twitter just one night before special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to file documents in the cases against Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.

In a series of back-to-back tweets, the president quotes conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi before lashing out at the ‘fake news media’.

‘Jerome Corsi: “This is not justice, this is not America. This is a political prosecution. The Special Prosecutor (Counsel), to get this plea deal, demanded I lie and violate the law. They’re the criminals.” He is not alone. 17 Angry Dems. People forced to lie. Sad!’ Trump tweeted at Fox News host Trish Regan. 

He then followed that tweet up with a quote from Regan, who interviewed Corsi on Trish Regan Primetime. 

President Donald Trump had a public meltdown on Twitter just one night before special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to file documents in the cases against Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

In a series of back-to-back tweets, the president quotes conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi before lashing out at the 'fake news media'

In a series of back-to-back tweets, the president quotes conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi before lashing out at the ‘fake news media’

He then followed that tweet up with a quote from Regan, who interviewed Corsi on Trish Regan Primetime

He then followed that tweet up with a quote from Regan, who interviewed Corsi on Trish Regan Primetime

That tweet was then followed by a swipe at the media in all caps

That tweet was then followed by a swipe at the media in all caps

‘Trish_Regan: “Did the FBI follow protocol to obtain the FISA warrant? I don’t think so. The Dossier was opposition research funded by opponents. Don’t use Government resources to take down political foes. Weaponizing Government for gain.” Is this really America? Witch Hunt!’ Trump tweeted. 

That tweet was then followed by a swipe at the media in all caps.   

‘FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!’ Trump wrote. 

During Regan’s segment, Corsi told the host that his only crime was that he ‘supported Donald Trump’.

‘I did my best to help get Donald Trump elected. And now, I’m a criminal for having done that. It’s a political prosecution and I filed a complaint with the DOJ against Mueller,’ Corsi said during the show. 

On Tuesday, a filing by Mueller provided the first details of Michael Flynn’s assistance in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible contacts with the Trump campaign. 

Flynn participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe, according to the filing. 

But the document’s lengthy redactions also underscore how much Mueller has yet to reveal.

On Tuesday, a filing by Mueller (pictured) provided the first details of Michael Flynn’s assistance in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible contacts with the Trump campaign

On Tuesday, a filing by Mueller (pictured) provided the first details of Michael Flynn’s assistance in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible contacts with the Trump campaign

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Michael Cohen

The next highly anticipated filing is expected on Friday from Mueller’s office, detailing the lies that prosecutors say Paul Manafort (left) told them after his guilty plea. Information will also be provided in the filing as it relates to Michael Cohen (right)

Mueller believes Michael Flynn (pictured) shouldn't get prison time because of the 'substantial assistance' he has given in the Russia probe

Mueller believes Michael Flynn (pictured) shouldn’t get prison time because of the ‘substantial assistance’ he has given in the Russia probe

Mueller believes Flynn shouldn’t get prison time because of the ‘substantial assistance’ he has given in the Russia probe. 

It was filed two weeks ahead of Flynn’s sentencing and just over a year after he became one of five Trump associates to plead guilty in the Russia probe — in his case admitting to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US before Trump took office. 

Though prosecutors withheld specific details of Flynn’s cooperation because of ongoing investigations, their filing nonetheless illustrates the breadth of information Mueller has obtained from people close to Trump as the president increasingly vents his anger at the probe — and those who cooperate with it. 

This week, Trump accused his former lawyer, Cohen, of making up ‘stories’ to get a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty to lying to Congress and also praised longtime confidante Roger Stone for saying he wouldn’t testify against Trump. 

The next highly anticipated filing is expected on Friday from Mueller’s office, detailing the lies that prosecutors say Manafort told them after his guilty plea. 

In Tuesday’s filing, prosecutors emphasized that the conduct Flynn lied about cuts to the core of the investigation into any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Flynn’s false statements stemmed from a January 24, 2017, interview with the FBI about his interactions with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s then-ambassador to the US, as the Obama administration was levying sanctions on the Kremlin in response to election interference.

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