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Trump: Mueller Investigation Has Caused ‘Bad Blood with Russia’

Robert Mueller (Mike Segar/Reuters)

President Trump on Wednesday blamed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin as the cause of “bad blood with Russia.”

Earlier Wednesday morning, the president said U.S.-Russia relations are worse now than even during the Cold War.

Russian officials warned on Tuesday that Moscow would shoot down any U.S. missiles aimed at Syria and would also target the launch sites of such missiles.

Trump then shot back on Twitter that the Russian government should “get ready” for American missile launches in Syria as a response to President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged chemical attack on his own people last Saturday.

That attack, which hit the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma, killed 43 people and injured many others. It has drawn condemnation from the international community, especially France, Britain, and the U.S., even as Syria and Russia continue to deny that it took place at all.

Trump’s feud with Mueller has heated up in the aftermath of the surprise FBI raid on the offices of the president’s top lawyer, Michael Cohen, earlier this week. Questions about whether he will (or even can) fire Mueller have grown so loud that a group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill to protect the special counsel from dismissal.

 

 

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