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Trump Exaggerates Mueller Team’s Ties to Obama and Democrats

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© Tom Brenner/The New York Times    President Trump addressing the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum on Friday in Dallas.

By LINDA QIU, The New York Times

President Trump said:

“So you have all these investigators; they’re Democrats. In all fairness, Bob Mueller worked for Obama for eight years.”

THE FACTS

This is exaggerated.

At least nine of the 17 lawyers on the team led by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, have donated to Democratic campaigns, according to Federal Election Commission records. One has previously identified as a Democrat in a blog post.

Three others are registered as Democrats, The Washington Post and PolitiFact have reported. But the political affiliations of the remaining four lawyers are unclear.

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