Since it would seem that Mueller's findings will not lead to Trump's impeachment, his allies are now attacking the media and Democrats by accusing them of overselling the political devastation the special counsel's findings would cause the presidency. "I do not deeply respect and trust the Barr summary, which was created to frame the message", he said on air.
"I don't know [if they did], but nobody seems to give a damn except me, you and a few other people", he said, arguing the Russians want to "destroy America" and will go after either political party in the future.
However, she pointed to Mueller's conclusion, as reported by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, that there was no coordination between Trump's team and Moscow as evidence Congress should move on.
Trump pledged new investigations but did not specify who would conduct them or who should be targeted.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called for congressional hearings to investigate prominent Trump critics including former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey and other FBI figures.
He said now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has rendered his verdict that there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, it's time to look at how the situation went "off the rails".
He didn't name names, but Trump has spent months railing against former Justice Department officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, accusing them of an illegal witch hunt for the objective of delegitimizing his presidency.
Trump said Monday that it is up to Barr to decide whether the report will be released to the public, adding that he isn't thinking about pardoning anyone sentenced during the inquiry.
"They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!" he dog-whistled in the opening days of his promised effort to target those who ordered the investigation, as well as Dem politicians who criticized him during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and news outlets that covered it.
Numerous charges against the Trump associates were related to lying to Congress or federal investigators.
The Kremlin said on Monday that President Vladimir Putin was ready to improve ties with the United States following the release of Barr's summary and called on Washington to formally recognise there was no collusion. "The one sentence we've seen from the report says this is not an exoneration of the president".
Six House Democratic committee chairmen wrote to Barr and asked to have Mueller's full report by April 2.