Trump kicks off last day in Europe with a string of anti-Mueller tweets as he prepares to head back to domestic troubles awaiting him in US
- President Donald Trump kicked off his last morning in Europe with a string of tweets against special counsel Robert Mueller
- He returns to the US Friday afternoon where domestic trouble awaits him
- Lawmakers are pushing back on his proposal to raise tariffs on Mexico
- And the House of Representatives votes Tuesday on whether to hold his Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress
President Donald Trump kicked off his last morning in Europe with a string of tweets against special counsel Robert Mueller as he prepares to fly back to multiple domestic crisises awaiting him in the United States.
Trump touted a statements on Friday from conservative columnist John Solomon of The Hill and Fox News host Sean Hannity who were knocking Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation.
‘John Solomon: Factual errors and major omissions in the Mueller Report show that it is totally biased against Trump,’ the president tweeted.
President Donald Trump kicked off his last morning in Europe with a string of tweets against special counsel Robert Mueller
And the Trump posted a clip of Hannity’s opening monologue from Thursday night’s program where the conservative host said ‘Mueller’s 448 page report was nothing but pure political garbage with errors put there on purpose.’
The president is staying at his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland.
Trump returns to the United States Friday afternoon where multiple domestic troubles await him: lawmakers – both Republican and Democrat – are pushing back against his proposal to raise tariffs on Mexico if the country doesn’t stop illegal immigrants from entering the US and House Democrats are voting on whether or not to hold his Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress on Tuesday.
And it was domestic troubles on his mind Friday, as demonstrated with his tweets about Mueller.
Mueller’s report found there were no collusion with Russia on the part of the Trump campaign but left it up to Attorney General Bill Barr to decide whether or not to pursue obstruction of justice charges.
Barr, in consultation with then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, decided not to.
But Democrats latched onto a line in Mueller’s report that noted Congress has oversight authority over the president.
Mueller himself stoked the flames when he said in his public statement last month that ‘If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.’
He also noted that while Justice Department policy prohibits charging a sitting president with a crime, the Constitution has another method to accuse a president of wrong doing – which was seen as a reference to congressional investigative powers and the impeachment process.
Six House committees have launched investigations into Trump’s finances, businesses and his 2016 presidential campaign.
President Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a ‘nasty, vindictive, horrible person.’
‘I think she’s a disgrace,’ he told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview conducted in Normandy in Thursday.
President Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a ‘nasty, vindictive, horrible person’
President Trump returns to the US on Friday afternoon
‘She’s incapable of doing deals, she’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person. The Mueller report came out, it was a disaster for them,’ he added.
Trump is wrapping up his five-day trip to Europe, which included a three-day state visit to the UK, where he met the Queen, dined at Buckingham Palace and joined the 75th anniversary of D-Day celebration in Portsmouth. On Thursday he and the first lady were in Normandy, France, to pay tribute to veterans who fought in the invasion there.