Former CIA Director John Brennan fired back at President Trump’s claim on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election is illegal.
“The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “There was never Collusion with Russia, except by the Clinton campaign, so the 17 Angry Democrats are looking at anything they can find.”
“ALSO, not allowed under the LAW!” Trump added.
The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime. There was never Collusion with Russia, except by the Clinton campaign, so the 17 Angry Democrats are looking at anything they can find. Very unfair and BAD for the country. ALSO, not allowed under the LAW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2018
“It’s neither illegal nor a witch hunt. Thankfully, most Americans have confidence in Bob Mueller & believe in legitimacy of investigation. Irrespective of party, all should accept Mueller’s findings as apolitical, whether they ascribe probable guilt or innocence to you & others,” Brennan tweeted in response.
Trump’s tweet comes just two days after his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to two federal charges and reached a deal to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with Mueller and avoid a second trial on additional charges in Washington, D.C.
Manafort is the fourth former Trump associate to reach a cooperation agreement with Mueller.