Trump questions Warner 'joke' about special counsel probe

June 25, 2018 - 8:05 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is questioning whether it was "highly illegal" for the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat to joke about revealing information from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Politico reported that Sen. Mark Warner joked at a recent dinner at his Martha's Vineyard home that if he was given another glass of wine "I'll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know." Warner also predicted a "wild couple of months ahead."

Trump weighed in Monday on Twitter, asking "Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows? Isn't this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?"

Warner said earlier Monday that it was a "bad joke."

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