WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has unleashed on the FBI through a series of vicious tweets targeting, among other things, the agency’s handling of the ongoing probe into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
In a barrage of tweets that began Sunday (https://tinyurl.com/na4pr88), the president slammed everyone from the former Obama administration to special counsel Robert Mueller for collaborating to divide the American people.
“Finally, Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election. He is finally right about something. Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing. Thank you Adam!,” the president tweeted on Sunday morning
“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,” Trump wrote in a follow up tweet. “The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!”
The president’s tweets follow an announcement on Friday that Mueller’s team had indicted more than a dozen Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 election in an effort to boost Trump’s chances of winning.
The indictment states that while the Russians began their plain in 2014 to undermine the American democratic system, they shifted their focus in 2016 toward disparaging Trump’s Democratic rival at the time, Hillary Clinton.
But the indictments, which did not include Trump or anyone on his immediate team, only proved what he had been saying all along, the president claimed, reaffirming again that no one on his team collaborated with Russians to do anything.
If anyone was responsible for the division in America today, the president added, it’s Democrats.
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” Trump tweeted Monday just after 8 a.m. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”