Trump Uses Facebook Exec Tweet To Call Media "Fake News"

  • Trump Uses Facebook Exec Tweet To Call Media

Trump Uses Facebook Exec Tweet To Call Media "Fake News"

Others in Congress also were scratching their heads Sunday as the president continued to press against the Russian Federation investigation.

"This is not acceptable", Trump tweeted, in the midst of a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russian Federation investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive.

The indictment said the Russians it charged tried to destroy evidence of their crimes. "They didn't come out", Trump said at a rally in Hershey, Pa. "Get back to the basics and make us all proud!"

At a September 2016 presidential debate against Democratic President Hillary Clinton, Trump was asked about the Democratic National Committee hack, which was apparently carried out by Russians during the campaign.

So when presented with the combination of Mr. Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians for interference in American politics and the 17 deaths in a Florida school shooting, Mr. Trump attacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for spending "too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign" rather than following up disturbing reports about the school shooter.

He began his tweet with: "If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the US then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred".

Indeed, with these indictments, Mr. Mueller nearly certainly has signalled that his investigation has only just started - and those signals came amid ominous warnings that the Russians, persistent and largely operating beyond the reach of American justice, will try again to influence the US political system.

Mueller's latest indictment says that some of accused Russians communicated with "unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign"-language that is now giving comfort to some in Trump's inner circle".

The indictment is silent on the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, which Mueller is investigating.

And as recently as last week, three sources familiar with the President's thinking told CNN he remained unconvinced that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election. The method will first apply to ads that name candidates ahead of the midterm elections in November, said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone.

The indictment describes repeated efforts to foment distrust of Democrat Hillary Clinton's candidacy, evidence of an effort to "encourage US minority groups not to vote in the 2016 USA presidential election or to vote for a third-party US presidential candidate".

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster (right) alongside President Donald Trump (left) in the Cabinet Room at the White House, on December 20, 2017.

THE FACTS: H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, would have had no basis to say Russian Federation failed to impact the USA election because that is an open question.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed the charges, calling them "blabber" and "fantasies".

"I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election", Trump tweeted. He spoke on CNN's "State of the Union".

Role of Russian government yet to be addressed, James Clapper says. Democratic Senator Chris Coons of DE said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

"Russia is not our friend. All of us are victims", Gowdy said. "Americans - not Democrats or Republicans - are the victims".

"That we don't have a president speaking out on this issue is a horror show", Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said on the same program. If they saw this, if they knew that the Russians were trying to impede in our 2016 elections, why did they fail? He lamented a lack of leadership at the top.