- The Washington Times - Friday, December 7, 2018

President Trump tore into special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James B. Comey Friday morning, demanding that the Russia probe disclose any possible conflict of interests.

In a multipart Twitter storm, the president listed a litany of alleged conflicts of interest among the special counsel’s team. He accused Mr. Mueller and Mr. Comey of being best friends and one of the prosecutors of being a tied to the Clinton Foundation.

“Will all of the substantial and many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of [the] Report?” he wrote. “Will the people that worked for the Clinton Foundation be listed at the top of the Report?”

He also accused Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of being compromised because of his involvement in signing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

“Will all of the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?” Mr. Trump posted. “And so much more!”

The president’s latest complaints come the same day Mr. Comey is set to testify to House Republicans in a closed-door hearing.

The pressure on Mr. Trump stemming from the Mueller investigation has intensified recently as his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn both turned to cooperate with the special counsel’s team.

Later on Friday, Mr. Mueller is expected to submit documents to the court explaining why he believed the president’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement and also a sentencing recommendation for Mr. Cohen.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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