Trump Blames 'Bad Blood With Russia' on Russia Investigation

In recent days, Trump has privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly criticized Mueller and his Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2018.
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President Donald Trump is attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Twitter, as he complains about what he calls the “Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation.”

Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday: “Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama.” He wrote that special counsel Robert Mueller “is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!”

In recent days, Trump has privately pondered firing Rosenstein and publicly criticized Mueller and his Russia probe. He was incensed this week by the FBI’s raid of his personal attorney’s office and hotel room.

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Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday morning, "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Trump followed that tweet with an assessment of U.S.-Russia relations, writing, "Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?"