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Trump Blasts The ‘LameStream Media’ In Maniacal Tweetstorm Over Report That He Wanted Barr To Declare Him ‘Innocent’

President Donald Trump on Thursday descended into a frenzy tweetstorm, slamming The Washington Post over a report that he asked Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference clearing him of wrongdoing in the Ukraine controversy that sparked an impeachment inquiry.

The Post reported late Wednesday that Trump wanted Barr to state publicly that the president had broken no laws in his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The request came in late September, around the time when the White House released a partial transcript of the leaders’ discussion. Barr reportedly declined the president’s request, according to the newspaper.

Trump responded with a furious tweet array.

“The story in the Amazon Washington Post, of course picked up by Fake News CNN, saying ‘President Trump asked for AG Barr to host a news conference clearing him on Ukraine,’ is totally untrue and just another FAKE NEWS story with anonymous sources that don’t exist,” Trump tweeted.

“The LameStream Media, which is The Enemy of the People, is working overtime with made up stories in order to drive dissension and distrust!”

In an earlier tweet, Trump focused on “Fact Checkers,” alleging news outlets today “just write whatever they want!”

“Years ago, when Media was legitimate, people known as ‘Fact Checkers’ would always call to check and see if a story was accurate. Nowadays they don’t use ‘Fact Checkers’ anymore, they just write whatever they want!” he said.

In a fourth tweet hours later, he called the reporting a “Fake Washington Post con job with an ‘anonymous’ source that doesn’t exist.”

“Just read the Transcript,” he said, before arguing that “we don’t have freedom of the press!”

Trump has repeatedly dismissed allegations of wrongdoing, often describing his July 25 discussion with Zelensky as “perfect.”

And he’s still going:


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