WASHINGTON (AP) - In language that echoed that of his accusers and critics, President Donald Trump alleged on Twitter that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team was “MEDDLING” in the upcoming midterm elections and blamed Democrats for “Collusion.”
The tweet Tuesday was the latest example of the president co-opting the terminology of his accusers in an effort to tarnish political enemies.
It came as Mueller investigates allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether any Trump campaign aides colluded with the Kremlin to tip the outcome in the Republican candidate’s favor. So far, four Trump associates have been charged in Mueller’s investigation, and three have pleaded guilty.
Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller’s team as “13 angry Democrats,” although Mueller is a Republican. Mueller was appointed by Trump’s deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.