President Donald Trump on Friday called the friendship between special counsel Robert Mueller with fired FBI Director James Comey “is very bothersome,” and said “we’re going to have to see” when asked about the future of Mueller.
In an interview with “Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt that aired Friday, Trump said that Mueller is “very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome.”
Both Mueller and Comey worked closely together during President George W. Bush’s presidency.
Mueller, who was named by the Justice Department as special counsel, is currently tasked to investigate the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, taking over from Comey after he was fired by Trump.
Trump claims Mueller is filling up his legal team with “Hillary Clinton supporters.”
According to a CNN report, at least three members of Mueller’s staff have donated money exclusively to Democrats.
The Daily Caller reports:
His allies have been attacking Mueller in recent weeks. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said that Mueller should be called the “anti-Trump special counsel.”
Mueller is currently leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Washington Post also reported that the former FBI director is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in his personal conversations with Comey and other key officials.