Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats'

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Posted: May 27, 2018 1:30 PM
Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats'

President Trump has unleashed his ire against the "13 angry Democrats" on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Twitter the past couple of days. For months prior, he has dismissed the probe as a biased "witch hunt."

He sent them another message Sunday morning.

Trump's first tweet came soon after the Mueller team targeted former Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort's business dealings. The former aide faces charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent and of money-laundering. Manafort argued that Mueller shouldn't have been able to prosecute him because the charges don't stem directly from Russian election interference. However, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected his attempt to have some of the charges dropped. She explained why, in her 37-page ruling, the charges against him "fall squarely within that portion of the authority granted to the Special Counsel."

Manafort was, at one time, not merely ‘associated with,’ but the chairman of, the Presidential campaign, and his work on behalf of the Russia-backed Ukrainian political party and connections to other Russian figures are matters of public record,” the judge added in her 37-page ruling. “It was logical and appropriate for investigators tasked with the investigation of ‘any links’ between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign to direct their attention to him.”

On Friday, Jackson dismissed Manafort's civil suit challenging Mueller's authority.