Trump accuses Mueller’s team of trying to tilt midterm elections

Trump accuses Mueller’s team of trying to tilt midterm elections

Since Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III was appointed in May 2017, President Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the investigation as a "witch hunt." (White House photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Robert S. Mueller III on Monday, claiming on Twitter that the special counsel’s team was attempting to tilt the midterm elections toward Democrats.

The Mueller investigation is currently looking into potential collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, which the intelligence community has concluded did interfere in the presidential race in an attempt to aid Trump’s candidacy.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing by his campaign.

Last month, Trump claimed that he was concerned Russia could interfere in 2018’s midterms to help Democrats, but did not provide any evidence.

Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence, told reporters earlier this month that the intelligence community believes Russian efforts to interfere in 2018 are not as “robust” as those seen in 2016, but left open the possibility that they could eventually learn otherwise.

“We’re only one keyboard click away from finding out something that we … haven’t seen up to this particular point in time,” Coats said. “But right now, we have not seen that.”

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