The President's sense of persecution sparked a furious Twitter outburst on Sunday, which also appeared to express concern over Mueller's long-standing lawyer and reorganizer Michael Cohen and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The Russian witch-hunt hoax, which began long before my election as an "insurance policy," is very bad for our country, "Trump tweeted.
" They attract people to false statements, lies, or unrelated things many happened years ago has nothing to do with collusion. A democrat scam!
Trump's Tweet ignored the fact that the legality of the Mueller investigation has been repeatedly confirmed in court and a series of convictions secured and convicted
When a new week begins, the capital is undecided whether Müller has any even more dramatic maps New Year's Eve: One event that may further irritate the President is the court hearing on Tuesday for Flynn, who admitted he lied to the FBI.
But the investigation into Russia is only part of a complex set of Political dramas failing Washington's breaks for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The president's biggest undeniable success is the engine economy and historically low unemployment. But there are mounting fears over some volatile weeks that are weakening amid slowing global growth, a trade war with China and growing market volatility.
White House & # 39; absolutely & # 39; Ready for Decommissioning
The possibility of partial decommissioning at the end of the week when some important departments are running out of funds seemed to be on a whitewater on Sunday House and top Democrats are condemning Trump's call for US $ 5 billion Dollars for financing the border wall.
"We will do everything we can to build the border wall to stop this ongoing crisis of illegal immigration," White House political adviser Stephen Miller told CBS "Face the Nation"
. He asked if this implied that a shutdown would have to be enforced to attract Congressional funds on a topic that was fundamental to Trump's presidential campaign, Miller replied, "If that comes to it, absolutely."
But Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said Trump will not get what he wants.
"President Trump should understand there are no votes for the wall, in the House or Senate he will not get the wall in any form," Sumer said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Evidence suggests that the gap between the White House and the Democrats is deepening, with the possibility that the showdown, if he blocks the government, will be the first major clash between the new Congress and the US to develop the White House January.
New Difficulties for Obamacare
Americans relying on the Affordable Care Act got a startling coal lump on Friday night when a federal judge ruled the house in Texas. The law was unconstitutional.
The move sparked a new duel around the heart of Barack Obama's domestic agenda, which so far contradicted all GOP attempts to slow it down.
The immediate right-wing view – even of some conservatives – suggests that a comprehensive decision could be reversed in the end, despite the possibility that the fight for Obamacare's fate may end up again in a test of the new conservative majority in the Supreme Court could.
The ruling rekindled the political ruling on health care wars that Democrats believe have been instrumental in bringing Parliament to victory in the midterm elections. If this is the case, the Obamacare verdict may, paradoxically, not be good news for the GOP.
But Trump welcomed the recent threat to his predecessor's legacy.
"I think we'll get really good health care exciting things have happened in the last 24 hours," Trump said on Saturday night at a White House convention ball. However, he usually gave few details about his vague plans to provide a better alternative to Obamacare, which is now likely to be a key issue in another national election cycle.
Trump Another week he is looking for a new Cabinet member after announcing the resignation of Zinke, who had several ethics reviews in mind and was a prime target of the new Democratic House.
The New York Times and the Washington Post also reported that Zinke might have done so had he been fired if he had not quit by the end of the year.
Possible deputies are Deputy Interior Minister David Bernhardt and the Republican Senator from Nevada, Dean Heller, who lost his re-election race, said with knowledge of the situation. 19659002] Meanwhile, Mulvaney prepares for the difficult task of becoming Trump's third chief of staff. Given the failure of his two predecessors, Reince Priebus and John Kelly, to curb a president who relies heavily on his guts, Mulvaney has little expectation that Mulvaney will calm down an often unpredictable White House and impose discipline, as many do other predecessors was the case.
"He's the chief of staff, not the president's boss, right? That's an important distinction," said political strategist David Urban, who co-dominated the 2016 Trump victory in Pennsylvania, on CNN's "State of the Union" , Despite this, Mulvaney seems to have a trusting relationship with the president after serving as budget boss. And his knowledge of Capitol Hill, which he acquired as a former member of the House, will be beneficial as the White House wants to overcome the future spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi and her troops next year.
Russia will overshadow Trump's Christmas
Trump embarks on a Christmas break this week in his resort in Mar-a-Lago, which after weeks of devastating revelations and court records in connection with the investigation in Russia's increased political and legal vulnerability.
The President was implicated by prosecutors in New York, overseen by his own Ministry of Justice, in connection with Cohen, whose case was referred by Mueller, in connection with criminal attempts to suppress the electoral fiat laws.
Cohen's and Flynn's collaboration helps Müller to deepen his investigation into the president's investigations into inner circle. He has now exposed several contacts between representatives of Trump and Russians during the election campaign in Moscow and repeatedly lied about these encounters.
There is speculation about a mysterious scene on Friday that saw an entire floor of the Federal Court in Washington, hell-bent on a mysterious subpoena appeal involving Special Counsel's team.
Things will certainly be more unpleasant for Trump in the new year. Maryland Democratic MEP Elijah Cummings, who is expected to take over the House Surveillance and Government Reform Committee, told State of the Union that he would seek to receive testimony from Cohen before the former fixer of the President in prison in March. 19659002] There have also been worrying signs for Trump in a recent NBC / Wall Street Journal poll, which found that 62% of respondents believe that the president did not judge the investigation in Russia truthfully.
Because his approval was 43% in the poll It does seem, however, that some of the Republicans who are not sure what the President is to Müller are still not considered a deal breaker for their belief in him.