Donald Trump and his associates changed how they described former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as FBI scrutiny increased.
Donald Trump is beside himself with fury ahead of what could turn out to be one of the most pivotal days yet in the Russia investigation.
The President unleashed a seething Twitter blast early Friday as special counsel Robert Mueller prepared to unveil new details of his probe into two key former Trump associates, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. His work could make life in the Oval Office even more uncomfortable.
In a rant extraordinary even by the standards of his searing morning tweetstorms, the President claimed Mueller's team was tainted by conflicts of interest and stacked with Democrats. He also asked whether the final report would criticize his political nemeses such as former FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton.
"Will Robert Mueller's big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report," Trump wrote, before turning on the special counsel's top lieutenant.
"Will Andrew Weissman's horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people's lives, took down great companies..."