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:
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. The Russian Collusion Hoax is dead, except as it pertains to the Dems. Public gets it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2018
Donald, what planet are you living on? over 50% of the public thinks you should be impeached. The Public "Gets It" alright!!
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) January 16, 2018
Russia isn't a hoax and it is ramping up. Oh goody!!
— Edie Grey (@grey_edie) January 16, 2018
The Russian story isn't a hoax, and it's far from being dead. Dead hoaxes don't get bipartisan investigations and special counsels.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 16, 2018
It’s dead? They are calling it indictment at this time with 600,000 pieces of evidence and 2200 pcs detrimental to the case. You havent evn helped create a plan for the next elections to stop Russian meddling. Get outta bed and get to work for the ppl while u still have a job.
— Venefica (@veneficaaure) January 16, 2018
Turn off Fox &Friend and watch the news at 6 and 11pm and you will see them report on it. Heck even ABC world news talks about it all the time. The good and bad. Maybe if you spent less time playing golf you would see it 🤔
— Shawn Saint-Hilaire (@ShawnStHilaire1) January 16, 2018
Four indictments and two guilty pleas PROVES the Russian investigation is continuing!!
Many more to come and the greater majority of the PUBLIC KNOWS IT.#LiarInChief #TrumpRussia #MuellerInvestigation #conspiracy
— catguts (@CatR14459609) January 16, 2018