Trump on Mueller: 'Did You Ever See an Investigation More in Search of Crime?'

President Donald Trump again lashed out at special counsel Robert Mueller today, fuming on social media: "Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime?"

Mueller, who has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible cooperation between the Trump campaigin and the Kremlin, has turned up the heat against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and has increasingly been in the president's crosshairs.

Directing his ire at political rivals, Trump raged on Twitter today: "At the same time Mueller and the Angry Democrats aren't even looking at the atrocious, and perhaps subversive, crimes that were committed by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. A total disgrace!"

He added: "When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!"

Earlier, the president openly attacked the federal prosecutor's "Phony Witch Hunt" and again turned his anger on Democrats. He also called Mueller "a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue."

Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other. Wait until it comes out how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie."

The president, however, seemed to lower his financial estimate of the probe's cost.

Trump wrote: "The now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt continues and they've got nothing but ruined lives. Where is the Server? Let these terrible people go back to the Clinton Foundation."

This week, it emerged in a court filing that the Department of Justice had accused Manafort—recently convicted on financial fraud charges—of violating a plea deal by lying to the FBI and the special counsel's office. In an interview with the New York Post, Trump said he could not rule out a pardon for Manafort. The president said: "It was never discussed, but I wouldn't take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?"

Analysts said this week that Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, could be charged with obstruction of justice over his dealings with Manafort's legal team and the sharing of Mueller's questions.

To date, Mueller has indicted or obtained guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies. As reported by Vox, the group includes four former advisers to Donald Trump.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on November 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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