'Donald Trump is acting like a worried man. Reeling from the news that his longtime fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded him — and now seems prepared to co-operate with investigators — Mr Trump lashed out at the Russia investigation with renewed fury this morning.
Echoing his previous complaints, the president called Robert Mueller’s investigation a “rigged witch hunt” under the control of “13 angry Democrats”.
'At this point it is customary for us to point out that Mr Mueller is a Republican, not a Democrat. The same is true of his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (who started the investigation and now oversees it), FBI Director Christopher Wray and Mr Wray’s predecessor, James Comey, whose abrupt sacking at Mr Trump’s command sparked Mr Mueller’s appointment as special counsel. While there are some Democrats working on Mr Mueller’s staff, the investigation is being run by Mr Trump’s own Justice Department.'
Trump’s most loyal protector is now his biggest threat