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December 7, 2018

President Trump on Twitter lashed out against Special Counsel Robert Muller Friday. The tweets came hours before the expected filing of two key documents in the Russia investigation: a sentencing memo for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, and a report detailing former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's alleged "crimes and lies."

Trump in his tweets accused Mueller of having conflicts of interest, including that he previously worked with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump also went after Andrew Weissmann, a member of Mueller's team, claiming he has a "horrible and vicious prosecutorial past." Finally, Trump attacked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling him "totally conflicted" because he signed off on the renewal of a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Read the tweets below. Brendan Morrow

December 3, 2018

President Trump continued to lash out against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, suggesting that no one should cooperate with him and that those who "make up lies" deserve to go to prison.

Trump demanded jail time for his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and to lying to Congress in relation to his work with Trump. Trump insisted that Cohen, who has reportedly spoken with Mueller's team for over 70 hours, "makes up stories," adding that he "lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence."

Not long after, Trump offered a very different assessment of political consultant Roger Stone, who said Sunday he will never testify against Trump because he would have to "make things up" to do so. Stone, Trump wrote, is "essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories" about him. The president added that Stone has "guts!" CNN's Manu Raju observed that Trump is offering a "big signal here" that he could pardon Stone and is "encouraging him not to cooperate." Meanwhile, George Conway, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband, suggested this tweet is example of witness tampering.

Trump's tweetstorm continued as he wrote that Mueller is "a much different man than people think" and does not "want the truth," only "lies." Brendan Morrow

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