President Trump on Wednesday continued to rail about the “Unthinkable” FBI raid on his personal lawyer and dismissed as “Fake News” reports that the White House was reeling over the Russian probe by saying the atmosphere is “calm and calculated.”
“So much Fake News about what is going on in the White House. Very calm and calculated with a big focus on open and fair trade with China, the coming North Korea meeting and, of course, the vicious gas attack in Syria,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“I (we) are doing things that nobody thought possible, despite the never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus,” he continued. “No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back), so now they do the Unthinkable, and RAID a lawyers office for information! BAD!”
He also remarked on the additions of national security adviser John Bolton and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to the White House staff.
“Feels great to have Bolton & Larry K on board,” he said.
In tweets on Tuesday, Trump claimed “Attorney-client privilege is dead” following a raid on Michael Cohen’s office, home and hotel room by federal agents on Monday.
They were working on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, to the Manhattan US attorney’s office.
The agents were looking for information about a $130,000 payoff Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 election as part of a “hush agreement” to keep her quiet about an alleged affair she said she had with Trump in 2006.
Trump at a White House meeting on Monday called the raid a “disgrace” and publicly mused about firing Mueller.
“It’s a disgrace, it’s, frankly, a real disgrace, it’s an attack on our country in a true sense. It’s an attack on all we stand for,” he said.
Asked about Mueller, Trump said, “We’ll see what happens.”
“But I think it’s really a sad situation, when you look at what happened. And many people have said, you should fire him,” he said.