DC Daily: Trump believes Mueller investigation will meddle in midterm elections for Democrats

DC Daily: Trump believes Mueller investigation will meddle in midterm elections for Democrats
Posted at 8:43 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 11:43:30-04

Here's what's making headlines in the political world on May 29, 2018:

Trump: Mueller will meddle in midterms
-- President Trump alleged Tuesday -- without providing any evidence -- that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will meddle in the midterm elections to benefit Democrats.

Trump's claim is his latest attack on the credibility of the Russia investigation as being politically motivated, though it's a significant new step in his attacks on what is intended to be an independent probe working to get to the bottom of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

Trump tweeted: "The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls. There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!"

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Trump takes on Democrats over old photo
-- President Trump blasted Democrats after a 2014 Associated Press photo of detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border was tweeted over the weekend.

The photo, taken during President Obama’s tenure, shows children behind a steel fence. It was tweeted and retweeted by numerous liberal activists who accused the Trump administration of separating children from parents detained at the border.

However, Trump capitalized on the old picture and took to Twitter Tuesday to accuse Democrats and their supporters of trying “make us look bad.”

He tweeted: "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country...Bipartisan Bill!"

President continues to slam “witch hunt”
-- In a series of tweets, President Trump kept up his attacks on Democrats and the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

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

He then added: “Why aren’t the 13 Angry and heavily conflicted Democrats investigating the totally Crooked Campaign of totally Crooked Hillary Clinton. It’s a Rigged Witch Hunt, that’s why! Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration!”

Trump then said: “Sorry, I’ve got to start focusing my energy on North Korea Nuclear, bad Trade Deals, VA Choice, the Economy, rebuilding the Military, and so much more, and not on the Rigged Russia Witch Hunt that should be investigating Clinton/Russia/FBI/Justice/Obama/Comey/Lynch etc.”

He finished his rant with: “The Fake Mainstream Media has, from the time I announced I was running for President, run the most highly sophisticated & dishonest Disinformation Campaign in the history of politics. No matter how well WE do, they find fault. But the forgotten men & women WON, I’m President!”

Trump confirms North Korea official coming to New York
-- One of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's top officials is believed to be traveling to the United States as the two countries lay the groundwork for on-again, off-again talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12.

Kim Yong Chol was spotted at Beijing's international airport Wednesday, where he's believed to be on a layover before boarding a flight to the U.S. that's due to arrive as early as Wednesday, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and other media reports, citing unnamed sources.

President Trump seemingly confirmed Choi’s visit on Twitter, saying: “We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you!”

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CNN contributed to this report