President Trump on Sunday launched a tweet storm over the investigations by the Justice Division and others into Russia election meddling — writing that “they’re laughing their a—s off in Moscow.”
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos inside the U.S. then, with all the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Celebration hatred, they’ve succeeded past their wildest goals. They’re laughing their a—s off in Moscow. Get good America!” Trump tweeted after a federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian corporations for allegedly interfering within the 2016 presidential elections.
The case was introduced by Robert Mueller, particular counsel for the Justice Division, who’s investigating whether or not the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia within the elections. The federal case additionally argued that Russia has been interfering with U.S. elections since 2014.
Trump additionally appeared to fireside again Sunday at critics who mentioned the indictments present he was flawed in saying Russia didn’t meddle in his 2016 presidential election.
“I by no means mentioned Russia didn’t meddle within the election,” the president tweeted. “I mentioned ‘it could be Russia, or China or one other nation or group, or it could be a 400-pound genius sitting in mattress and enjoying along with his pc.’ The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia — it by no means did!”
The Russian defendants are accused of spreading derogatory details about a number of 2016 White Home candidates, together with Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Nonetheless, the Justice Division made clear in its case that the indictment doesn’t allege that any of the interference modified the result of the presidential race.
On Sunday, Trump additionally criticized California Rep. Adam Schiff, the highest Democrat on the Home Intelligence Committee and outspoken Trump critic.
“Lastly, Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no management, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling within the 2016 Election,” the president tweeted. “He’s lastly proper about one thing. Obama was President, knew of the menace, and did nothing. Thanks Adam!”
On Saturday, H.R. McMaster, Trump’s nationwide safety adviser, mentioned the indictments present “the proof is now incontrovertible” that Russians meddled in U.S. elections, which Trump critics additionally seized upon to say he was flawed in regards to the meddling.
“Normal McMaster forgot to say that the outcomes of the 2016 election weren’t impacted or modified by the Russians and that the one Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Bear in mind the Soiled File, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Firm!” Trump tweeted hours later.
Trump additionally took a shot at CNN on Sunday, re-tweeting a cartoon by A.F. Branco that reveals the cable community star Wolf Blitzer within the 12 months 2038, slumped over and utilizing a cane, saying: “UPDATE! We must always see proof of Russia-Trump collusion any day now.”