President Donald Trump said that his attorneys have compiled an 87-page response to special counsel Bob Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, even though that report has not been published.
“It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report. That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report,” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
“We will be doing a major Counter Report to the Mueller Report. This should never again be allowed to happen to a future President of the United States!” he added.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani previously said that the legal team was compiling a report that would serve as Trump’s response to Mueller’s findings.
The president spent much of his morning raging at Mueller on Twitter ahead of public memos expected to be filed on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign chief Paul Manafort. The filings are expected to include details about the investigation.
Trump claimed that Mueller has a “conflict of interest” because he is “best friends” with former FBI Director James Comey and complained that Mueller was not investigating Hillary Clinton instead. He also took a shot at his own Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, claiming he is “totally conflicted.”
“Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton campaign be exposed?” he demanded.
The FBI investigated Clinton for months and determined she should not be charged with criminal wrongdoing.
The Mueller investigation has netted 33 indictments, including five former Trump advisers, 26 Russian nationals, and three Russian companies. Seven of the 33, including all five former Trump aides, have pleaded guilty.
Trump freakout comes ahead of new public details: The tweet storm came ahead of two court filings set to be made by Mueller on Friday.
The filings are expected to explain how Manafort violated his cooperation agreement and what he lied about. Mueller said he would “file a detailed sentencing submission” explaining “the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies.”
“After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement,” Mueller’s team wrote in a court filing last week.
Mueller is also expected to submit pre-sentencing filings for Cohen, who is cooperating with multiple investigations.