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Trump claims that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was 'UNCONSTITUTIONAL'

President Trump on Monday denounced Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, calling the entire probe unconstitutional.

"The appointment of the Special Councel [sic] is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" wrote Trump on Twitter. "Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!"

Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration with Mueller's investigation, which seeks to discover whether his campaign colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 election, calling it a "witch hunt" and claiming that investigators are biased against him and seeking political retribution. The president has also accused Democrats of corruption, claiming without evidence that members of the party worked with Russian agents to interfere in the election.

Despite his insistence that he's done nothing wrong, Trump and his legal team have stated in recent days that the president does have the "absolute right" to pardon himself.