Special Prosecutor is Opportunity to Return Focus to Taking Away Health Care, Gutting Programs for Americans, Trump Says

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President Donald Trump in a series of early-morning tweets said the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to look into the Trump-Russia allegations gives his administration a chance to refocus on pulling the rug out from voters who put him into office.

“Mueller will finally get the fake Russia story out of the news,” Trump said in the first of his tweets this morning. “We welcome the chance to take away health care from 24m, raise taxes on 70% of homeowners, cut heating aid to the old,” he said in a second tweet.

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In a third, he said he wants to get back to “wrecking U.S. standing in world, being a pushover to China, undercutting our allies.”

Reince Priebus, Trump’s White House chief of staff, reinforced the message in a meeting with reporters by saying the administration is going to redouble its focus on helping the country’s wealthiest people get wealthier. “The Russia controversy has been a distraction that we’ve said all along amounts to nothing,” he said. “By having it in the hands of the special prosecutor, we can do what voters brought us here to do: transfer more wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.”

On Capitol Hill, the mood among Republicans was also upbeat. “Let’s let the special prosecutor do his work and see what the facts are on the Russia question,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). “In the meantime, we have health insurance to take away from millions of Americans, taxes to raise on millions of homeowners, and almost a trillion dollars in tax savings to shift from the middle class to the rich. So, we’re seeing the special prosecutor as an important opportunity that we want to take advantage of as best we can.”

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