/Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Robert Mueller hours after word came that the former special counsel had agreed to testify before Congress in open session on July 17.

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Trump once again labeled Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” and accused him of illegally handling the derogatory text messages exchanged between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, saying Mueller had “terminated” the messages, calling that “illegal.”

“That’s a crime,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House on June 20, 2019, in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP, FILE

President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House on June 20, 2019, in Washington.

Trump has argued the point before in attacking Mueller, including in a tweet dating back to December 2018.

PHOTO: Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice, May 29, 2019, in Washington, DC, about the Russia investigation.Carolyn Kaster/AP, FILE

Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice, May 29, 2019, in Washington, DC, about the Russia investigation.

Mueller was “obviously not a Trump fan,” the president said.

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