“The problem we have is that you have 13 people -- they’re all Democrats, and they’re real Democrats; they’re angry Democrats,” Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before his trip to Texas for the NRA convention.
The president’s team has been exploring ways to seize on what they say are potential conflicts of interest among the Mueller investigators as early as July of last year, but there haven’t been any known formal complaints raised by the president’s legal team as they insist they are still cooperating with the investigation.
In an earlier tweet today, Trump said the Russia investigation is “rapidly losing credibility” and attacked investigators for looking into possible attempts by the president to obstruct justice.
Trump’s tweeted attack parallels a newly emerging strategy developing among his legal team in its handling of the Russia investigation. While the president has previously sought to label Mueller’s own team as a group of biased Democrats, his team of lawyers has not engaged in a coordinated public relations effort to undermine the probe.
A Trump loyalist deeply involved in the legal and political efforts told ABC News over the weekend, though, that the legal team will soon seek to attack the investigation as “a stalking horse for Democratic efforts to impeach the president.”
ABC News' Jonathan Karl contributed to this report.