‘Crooked H destroyed phones’: Trump tries to change the topic to Clinton after report of possible obstruction probe

‘Crooked H destroyed phones’: Trump tries to change the topic to Clinton after report of possible obstruction probe

In a pair of tweets Thursday, President Trump decried the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and complained he was the subject of disproportionate scrutiny compared to his election foe from last year, Hillary Clinton.

The latest target of his Twitter ire: A Washington Post report the day before that said the Justice Department special counsel is looking into whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey to interfere with the bureau’s Russia probe.

But Trump suggested that Clinton’s family and Democrats generally have had shady interactions with Russia, while he has had none.

Trump didn’t elaborate on what “dealings” he was referring to, but the president has previously attacked Clinton for a deal — approved by her State Department and other U.S. agencies — that allowed Russia’s state-owned atomic agency to get an ownership stake of a Canadian company that owns uranium mines in the U.S.

“I didn’t do anything for Russia. I’ve done nothing for Russia. Hillary Clinton gave them 20 percent of our uranium. Hillary Clinton did a reset, remember? With the stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks,” Trump said in February of this year, several months after defeating Clinton in the election.

On Thursday (even more months after that), Trump also went after Clinton for her campaign-era email scandal.

early-morning Twitter burst</a> in which the commander in chief derided the investigation as “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”” data-reactid=”39″>The tweets were a continuation of an early-morning Twitter burst in which the commander in chief derided the investigation as “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”

Trump has repeatedly dismissed allegations that his campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the presidential election as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.” After firing Comey, who was at that time overseeing the investigation, however, he told Russian diplomats in the Oval Office that “great pressure” had been relieved.

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Published at Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:09:29 +0000