As the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and the Kremlin interference in the 2016 elections intensifies, president Donald Trump descended into a deranged tweetstorm, criticizing of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policies on Russia and declared that the “Trump Russia story is a hoax.”
Using some of the same language he used on the campaign trail, Trump attempted to undermine the FBI probe by firing off a series delusional tweets Monday night.
“Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech…” Trump wrote. Nine minutes later, he added: “…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
The FBI is currently investigating potential connections between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, which intelligence officials suspect tried to interfere in the 2016 elections in favor of Trump.
Trump in his tweet claimed Clinton allowed uranium to go to Russia while she was secretary of state. His allegations derive from Russia’s nuclear power agency buying a controlling interest in a Toronto-based company, which has mines and mills in the U.S.
Clinton did not have power to approve or reject the deal. In fact, nine federal agencies had to sign off on the deal, which was then subject to presidential approval.
The erratic president also Trump called out the House Freedom Caucus, which has become the target of his ire after the group helped take down the American Health Care Act.
“The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win!”
Twenty-two minutes later, Trump also went after the Democrats on health care. The president echoed sentiments he tweeted Sunday morning in which he assail both the Freedom Caucus and Democrats for defeat of his and Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as Obamacare folds — not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape,” he wrote.