Politics

Trump: Mueller ‘Gone Rogue,’ Damaging Justice System

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, in a Tuesday tweet.

Trump’s tweets come just days after his legal team submitted written answers to Mueller’s team concerning any possible foreknowledge of impropriety or collusion with the Russian government. Trump’s submitted questions likely mark the ending of the nearly two-year special counsel investigation, with a hotly anticipated report on his findings.

President Trump and Robert Mueller (LEFT: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images RIGHT: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump and Robert Mueller (LEFT: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images RIGHT: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The report will first be submitted to the Department of Justice, which is currently being overseen by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Whitaker will then make a decision on how and when to release the report to Congress.

Trump has maintained staunchly that there was no collusion, and his team points to the lack of charges of any 2016 campaign official for the offense. Mueller’s team has expended much of its resources going after former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for illegal business dealings with the Ukrainian government years earlier and indicted some top-ranking officials for lying to the FBI.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Mueller targeted Manafort once again Monday for allegedly lying to the special counsel’s office, despite entering a guilty plea agreement. Manafort plead guilty in September for his illegal lobbying and business dealings, agreeing to provide prosectors will all relevant information they desired.