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Trump in Twitter flurry over Russian Federation investigation

31 October, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Trump in Twitter flurry over Russian Federation investigation

On Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out in a series of tweets at the dossier and said something should be done about Hillary Clinton's links to the "fake dossier", as the usa president put it.

"If there was enough Russia collusion evidence to warrant a special counsel for the president, there's far more now on the Clinton campaign's connection to a foreign spy ring that included Russians", said Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign communications adviser. Sitting next to Podesta was his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that brokered funding, CNN reported.

Ty Cobb, a member of the President's legal team, was forced to deny that Mr Trump's tweets on Sunday were a response to news of the latest developments in the Russian Federation investigation.

"There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton", Trump alleged, "and now the facts are pouring out".

In tweets to his more than 40 million followers, Trump offered a litany of accusations against Clinton and seemed to praise Republicans for starting new congressional investigations.

Last week Trump labeled the deal, which gave Russia 20 per cent of the U.S.'s uranium to Russia, 'Watergate modern age'.

On Sunday, Trump went after Mueller's investigation again. But the president, who has often expressed anger that his allies were not doing more to protect him from the Russian Federation inquiries, made it clear he believed that Clinton should be pursued more forcefully, writing, "DO SOMETHING!"

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, came to Mueller's defense and said that he doesn't agree with Republicans who are calling for Mueller to resign or stop his investigation.




Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to gather information, was first employed to investigate Trump during the Republican primaries by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication that receives financial support from billionaire GOP donor Paul Singer, according to two people familiar with Singer.

The dossier, a collection of 17 memos written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, carried unsubstantiated claims that Russian Federation gave "valuable intelligence" on Clinton to the Trump campaign and also gathered compromising information on Trump with the intention to blackmail him later, among other claims.

"These investigations were initiated on a partisan basis, and will shed no light on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, but then again they are not meant to do so", Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday in a statement.

Trump also charged in a Twitter note last week that former FBI Director James Comey had exonerated Clinton long before the bureau's investigation of her had been completed.

Levy also alleges that when Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch and executive Thomas Catan appeared before the Committee last week, the fact that they had pleaded the Fifth Amendment to every question was leaked to outlets including Fox News-and the information could only have come from committee members or staff.

Earlier this month, House and Senate Republican leaders announced they would investigate the uranium deal, and the House Oversight Committee launched a probe into how the FBI investigated Clinton during the campaign.

A law firm that represented the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped to fund the research for the dossier, a source confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday.

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