President Donald Trump bemoaned the human toll that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe has taken on his former aides – complaining their lives have been left ‘in tatters.’
The Mueller probe, now in its second year, has already resulted in five guilty pleas – including that of former national security advisor Mike Flynn, former foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, and former deputy campaign chair Rick Gates.
All three have pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and are cooperating with the probe.
In a Sunday morning tweet, Trump focused not on the criminal offenses that occurred, but on the ‘young and beautiful’ lives that have been harmed.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the human toll of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe
‘Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?’ Trump wrote.
‘They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation…They went back home in tatters!’
The probe has brought dozens of Trump aides to testify, and required many of them to lawyer up as they face investigators.
Former campaign advisor Michael Caputo is among those who have complained about the financial toll. He has said he had to tap into his child’s college fund.
‘Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?’ Trump wrote. Here Trump meets with his foreign policy advisors, including George Papadopoulos, third from left, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
Trump’s tweet is just the latest in a string of attacks on Mueller.
On Saturday he wrote: ‘This whole Russia Probe is Rigged. Just an excuse as to why the Dems and Crooked Hillary lost the Election and States that haven’t been lost in decades. 13 Angry Democrats, and all Dems if you include the people who worked for Obama for 8 years. #SPYGATE & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST!’ he wrote.
In another tweet, he fumed: ‘When will the 13 Angry Democrats (& those who worked for President O), reveal their disqualifying Conflicts of Interest? It’s been a long time now! Will they be indelibly written into the Report along with the fact that the only Collusion is with the Dems, Justice, FBI & Russia?’
Trump has labeled the FBI’s use of a confidential informant who made contacts with at least three campaign aides as ‘spying.’