President Donald Trump is calling special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into election meddling “an attack on our country” during a White House meeting with top military advisers.
Trump is offering a critical take on the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election, saying the probe is a distraction.
The president is criticizing the federal raid of the offices of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Cohen has been under scrutiny over a $130,000 payment to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago.
The raid was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and was based at least in part on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller reports to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.