US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit.
In the longest speech of his presidency, Mr Trump railed against the inquiry into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia.
Mr Mueller is expected to hand in his report to the attorney general shortly.
Mr Trump has frequently called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt".
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, Mr Trump lashed out at his detractors in a wide-ranging speech.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were chants of "We love you" and "Trump is our man" during the speech.
The president repeatedly said that Mr Mueller had "never received a vote", nor had Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr Mueller to his position. »