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Donald Trump Slams Investigation by House Democrats as 'Ridiculous Bulls--it' During Campaign Rally

Although special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has ended, President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign remain at the center of five other probes from House Democrats.

The investigations include bank and insurance fraud, obstruction of justice and campaign finance violations, while the Senate Intelligence Committee has been involved in a separate investigation regarding Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

On Thursday, during a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump called the continuing investigations from Democrats "ridiculous bulls--t."

"The Democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bulls--t, partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people and join us to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs…help us fix our broken trade deals," Trump told the crowd.

Trump went on to call the Mueller investigation "the greatest hoax in the history of our country," and asserted that the "left-wing radical establishment can get away with whatever they want.

"The Russia hoax proves more than ever that we need to finish exactly what we came here to do. Drain the swamp," the president said.

Trump frequently referred to Democrats and the "fake news" media in the speech, often lumping them together when talking about the Mueller investigation or the criticism he and the Trump administration receive.

"The crazy attempt by the Democrat Party and the fake news media right back there, and the deep state to overturn the results of the 2016 election have failed. The greatest election that we’ve had in a long time, maybe right from the beginning," he said. "This was nothing more than a sinister effort to undermine our historic election victory and to sabotage the will of the American people."

Later in the 83-minute speech, Trump referred to the Steele dossier, accuring Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of working to spy on his campaign. Trump repeated the same allegation during his Wednesday phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

"In this country, we cannot criminalize political differences," he said. "We do not abuse the law enforcement and intelligence power to target our political opponents when they spy on me. Whoever heard of this? They spied on me; they spied on our political campaign, who would think that's possible?"

Donald Trump President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn before leaving for Michigan for the first official rally of his re-election campaign. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

The president also referred to the Mueller investigation as a "hoax" and a "scam" during the speech and referred to House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff as "pencil-necked" while mocking the congressman's statements that, given the evidence, he still believes Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia.

Trump also poked at the reaction from the Democratic Party to the Mueller report, reported to be at least 300 pages, and the subsequent four-page summary released by Attorney General William Barr. While Barr wrote that Mueller could neither prove nor exonerate Trump for obstruction of justice and found no evidence that theTrump's campaign coordinated with Russia, Democrats have demanded to see the Mueller's full report rather than the summary of a Trump appointee.

"You know it's interesting, Robert Mueller was a god to the Democrats, was a god to them until he said there was no collusion. They don't like him so much right now. The crazy attempt by the Democrat Party and the fake news media right back there and the deep state to overturn the results of the 2016 election have failed," Trump said.

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