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Schumer: ‘The President And His Associates Have … Lied’

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took a swing at President Donald Trump Tuesday morning, calling him out for tweeting a quote from conservative commentator Mollie Hemingway.

“‘This investigation involved far more surveillance than we ever had any idea about. It wasn’t just a wiretap against a campaign aide … it was secretly gathering information on the Trump Campaign … people call that Spying … this is unprecedented and scandalous.’ Mollie Hemingway,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

The tweet follows the claims the president himself keeps perpetuating about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, namely that it is a “witch hunt” and a campaign to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency. (RELATED: Trump: Mueller Probe Witch Hunt)

Schumer took offense with the tweet because Mueller has indicted and gotten a few guilty pleas during his investigation.

“.@realDonaldTrump– Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has either indicted or secured guilty pleas from 19 people and three companies — that we know of,” Schumer tweeted. “The group is composed of four former Trump advisers, 13 Russian nationals, three Russian companies, one California man, and one London-based lawyer.”

The Mueller probe has secured guilty pleas from five Trump associates. The last one was former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates. (RELATED: Rick Gates Pleads Guilty To Mueller)

Thus far, the Mueller team hasn’t been able to produce evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

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