Dem rep hits Trump on Mueller probe: You can’t shut it down, you’re not a king

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Washington, May 7, 2018 | comments
The Hill

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) on Monday tore into President Trump's tweet attacking special counseRobert Mueller’s probe, saying that Trump wasn’t “a king” who could shut down the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“Getting competent lawyers to represent you has been a challenge, but there must be someone who can explain to you what 'obstruction of justice' means,” Beyer tweeted at Trump.

“You don’t get to suspend the rule of law or shut down investigations into your potential crimes,” he continued. “You are not a king.”

Trump had slammed the probe earlier Monday, once again calling the investigation a “witch hunt” and claiming that he wasn’t obstructing justice, only “fighting back.”

The president has repeatedly attacked Mueller's investigation, alleging that the team is biased against him. He also accused the investigators of "unrevealed conflicts of interest" in another tweet Monday.

Trump's legal team has reportedly begun prepping the president for an interview with Mueller.

The president said last week that he would "love" to talk with the special counsel, but only if he's "treated fairly."

The New York Times reported last week on a list of leaked questions that Mueller could ask Trump in the probe, covering any possible interactions between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the election and his decisions to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

However, The Washington Post later reported that those questions were actually written by one of Trump's lawyers in preparation for possible questioning.

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