Trump Raises Specter of Mueller Tainting Midterms

Donald Trump has questioned the extent of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. But he says he’s sure the 2018 midterms will be tainted by political interference — from within his own Justice Department.

Trump on Tuesday warned without evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Moscow in 2016 “will be meddling” in the upcoming congressional elections, when control of the House and Senate are in play.

“I agree with the president on this,” said Harmeet Dhillon, California’s national Republican committeewoman, in a recent interview. “[T]here appears to be a clear partisan aspect to the constantly expanding investigation — paralyze the president and delegitimize the 2016 election outcome, with a view toward the midterms.”

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