Trump calls for Mueller probe to end following Manafort, Cohen court filings – CNN

Trump calls for Mueller probe to end following Manafort, Cohen court filings – CNN

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“Time for the Witch Hunt to END!” Trump

tweeted Saturday morning

, referring to the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The President also quoted Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, saying “this is collusion illusion” and “there is nothing impeachable here.”

Rivera, who made the comments Saturday morning on Fox News, has called Trump a friend and appeared on his hit reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Earlier Saturday, Trump

tweeted

, “AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!”

Giuliani echoed the President on Saturday, arguing that “Mueller’s late Friday dump demonstrates yet again no evidence connected to President.”

“It also indicates SDNY is asking that Cohen receive a 4 year prison sentence, longest so far, because as we have said he’s still lying,” Giuliani

wrote on Twitter

, referring to the US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The comments come as Mueller’s filings on Cohen and Manafort appear to further tighten the net that

Mueller is gathering

around the President and his inner circle.

In a heavily redacted document,

Mueller said Friday

that former Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied about five major issues, including his “contact with administration officials,” after agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors.

Federal prosecutors in New York also

revealed in a set of court filings

Friday that Trump’s former lawyer Cohen acted at the direction of Trump when he committed two election-related crimes during the 2016 campaign. Prosecutors said Cohen should receive a “substantial” prison sentence of roughly four years for tax fraud and campaign finance crimes.

In a separate filing, prosecutors from Mueller’s office accused Cohen of lying to them about his contacts with Russia.

Despite the revelations in the filings, Trump tweeted after their release on Friday, “Totally clears the President. Thank you!”

CNN’s Katelyn Polantz, Marshall Cohen and Erica Orden contributed to this report.

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December 8, 2018 at 01:54PM

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