All out war? How Donald Trump’s attacks on Robert Mueller reveal a new hardline stance on Russia probe

Donald Trump did something he has never done before on Saturday – he tweeted Robert Mueller’s name. 

“The Mueller probe should never have been started,” the US president wrote, addressing the man leading the Russian investigation. 

A second tweet swiftly followed, asking “why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?” 

On Wednesday, Mr Trump was at it again, quoting a Harvard lawyer who said Mr Mueller was "told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not”.

For Trump watchers, these messages carry more significance than the average presidential tweetstorm – they indicate a step-change in approach to the special counsel.  


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