President Trump criticized Robert Mueller on Tuesday in a trio of tweets, claiming he was a "rogue prosecutor turned thug" and wounding the "criminal justice system" – a day after the special advocate had canceled a plea agreement for Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort for lying to the feds.
"The dummy witch hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only interested in one side, not in the other. Wait until it is revealed how they treat people in a horrible and vicious way, ruining lives so that they refuse to lie, "Trump wrote on his Twitter account. "Mueller is a prosecutor in conflict turned thug."
Moments later, he continued his attack on the special advocate on Twitter.
"The Fake News Media builds Bob Mueller as a saint, while he is actually the exact opposite. It inflicts immense damage on our criminal justice system, where it only looks on one side and not on the other, "Trump said. wrote.
He concluded in a third.
"Heroes will come from it, and it will not be Mueller and his terrible gang of angry Democrats. Look at their past and see where they come from. The $ 30 million witch hunt continues and they only have ruined lives. Where is the server? Let these awful people return to the Clinton Foundation and the Justice Department! ". Trump says in the display.
Mueller's team of prosecutors meeting in court on Monday said that Manafort had violated an agreement that he should cooperate with the investigation and was now facing a harsher sentence.
"After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and to the special council office on various topics, which constitute violations of the agreement," say the documents. filed by the court.
They did not immediately explain what Manafort had been lying about, claiming that his "crimes and lies" would be revealed at another time.
The legal agreement of Manafort challenged Mueller's claims.
"He thinks he has provided truthful information and disagrees with the government's definition or a breach of the agreement," said a lawyer from Manafort.
Both parties are now ready to proceed to the sentencing phase.
Manafort, 69, was convicted of eight counts of financial fraud at the end of a federal trial held in August in Virginia.
He then pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to defraud the United States and obstructing justice and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation in order to avoid a new trial in a federal court in Washington, DC.
The charges related to his work in Ukraine for a Kremlin-related politician.
Manafort, who is being held behind bars, should be sentenced on February 8, 2019.
He faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison.