President Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb said Trump's stream of tweets Sunday was unrelated to the prospect of indictments under special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe being made public as soon as Monday.
“Tweets today from the president are not, as some have asked, a reaction to anything involving the special counsel with whom the White House continues to cooperate,” Cobb told NBC News Sunday.
Earlier Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to call the investigation into whether his 2016 campaign colluded with the Kremlin “phony,” “bad for our country,” a “witch hunt,” and “evil politics.”
Trump also tweeted the actions of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee warranted further scrutiny, adding claims Democrats partly funded the unverified dossier alleging scandalous behavior by the president had united the GOP.
"All of this 'Russia' talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!" Trump wrote.
Cobb told the New York Times on Saturday the president "has no concerns" regarding "any impact" of conversations between Mueller and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort or former national security adviser Mike Flynn, both key targets of the grand jury probe.
"I think he would be sad for them, as a friend and a former colleague, if the process results in punishment or indictments," Cobb said Saturday. "But to the extent that that happens, that’s beyond [Trump's] control."