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‘Cornered And Scared’: Trump Throws a Fit Over ‘Russian Collusion Hoax’ As Bannon Set To Testify

In a desperate and never-ending effort to discredit the Russia-collusion investigation, president Donald Trump declared Tuesday that allegations that his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election were “dead”. Trump’s rant comes as his former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was set to testify before a House panel on the matter.

“Do you notice the Fake News Mainstream Media never likes covering the great and record setting economic news, but rather talks about anything negative or that can be turned into the negative,” Trump tweeted. “The Russian Collusion Hoax is dead, except as it pertains to the Dems. Public gets it!”

Bannon, who was once one of Trump’s closest advisers, became the target of the president’s ire after his comments in a controversial tell-all book about the Trump White House were revealed.

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That book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, quotes Bannon calling a 2016 meeting between Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer “treasonous.”

Following the publication of the remarks, Bannon was ousted from his job as the executive chair of Breitbart News.

Russian interference in the election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow is also the subject of a criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. So far, that probe has led to the indictments of two former Trump campaign associates, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, who are facing charges, including money laundering, tax evasion and failing to register as foreign agents.

Two other former campaign officials, Michael Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser, and George Papadopoulos, have pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about their contacts with Russian representatives.

Here’s Trump tweet and some responses below:


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