President Donald Trump seethed Thursday that investigators probing alleged collusion between Russian agents and his election campaign have gone "totally nuts" and are a "disgrace."
Even by the standards of his frequent barrages against special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump's early morning tweetstorm was blistering.
"A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" he wrote.
The diatribe came amid claims that Trump is maneuvering to have Mueller fired or otherwise shut down before he can close in on the president and his inner circle, including family members.
Last week, Trump sacked his attorney general Jeff Sessions, replacing him with Matthew Whitaker, who is on the record as being harshly critical of the Mueller investigation triggering protests from Trump's critics.
"They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want," Trump wrote.
"They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't care how many lives (they) ruin," he wrote, branding the investigators "Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller."
Trump and his campaign are alleged to have received help from Russian agents seeking to help defeat his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton or at least to undermine confidence in US democracy. Trump has always denied any such links.