White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the media and Democrats who accused President Trump of working with Russia were guilty of treason and risked the death penalty.
"They are literally, the media and the Democrats have called the president an agent of a foreign government. It is an accusation equal to treason, punishable by death in this country, "she told NBC's" Today "show.
Trump warned Monday disturbingly that unidentified enemies had committed treason and could be investigated.
"There are people who have done very bad things, I would say treachery to our country. And I hope that people who have done so much harm to our country – we have gone through a period of very bad things – these people will certainly be examined, "Trump told the White House at a court appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
"I look at them for a long time and I say to myself, why were not they watched? They lied to Congress. Many of them, you know who they are. They did so many bad things, "continued the president, without naming names or offering further explanations.
In the past, Trump has accused Mueller, Hillary Clinton and other Justice and Democrat officials of claiming to have prepared the investigation into Russia to derail his presidency.