In his Russia-related posts Sunday, Trump asserted that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election", and added: "The Russian "hoax" was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!"
Investigators say the campaign was organized by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm that the indictment says sought to conduct "information warfare against the United States of America". "But I would say the clear message here is Russian Federation did mean to interfere in our election".
The President has repeatedly called the investigations into his presidential campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation a "hoax", but on Sunday, Trump tried to clarify his stance. "We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections", Trump said. Trump tweeted late Saturday that McMaster left out some details.
On one hand, they confirm Russian Federation interference, but they also seem to clear his campaign of knowing involvement with at least a portion of Moscow's efforts to influence the contest.
The California Democrat's comments came just hours after Trump took to Twitter to mock him as "Liddle' Adam" while at the same time praising him for saying former President Obama should have responded more forcefully to the threat of Russian cyberattacks.
The senior diplomat's name has come up in the FBI and congressional investigations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
The former Russian ambassador to the US called the allegations that Russia meddled in the USA election part of a "hunting spree" and says it has "spoiled the trust" between the two nations.
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Congressman Steve Knight tweeted out his support for Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Election following the indictment of 13 Russian nationals, including one in Santa Paula. That's flat-out false-it has always been a matter of public record that the United States intelligence community did not assess the impact on the elections from the Russian operations.
After his initial tweets drew criticism (and a Trump retweet), Goldman issued a follow-up: "As to the substance: the Russian campaign was certainly in favor of Trump".
The US Treasury Department last month issued a list of prominent Russian political and business figures who could be sanctioned, as required under a law passed previous year to punish Moscow's election meddling.
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) now agree that former President Barack Obama bears significant blame for Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, Trump noted in tweets early Sunday. "The good news is, Hogan, if you poll the American people they were never buying the Russian collusion story anyway", Campos-Duffy said.
Trump's own appointee as director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, testified earlier this week at a Senate committee hearing the he saw no reason why Russian actors would stop now given their apparent successes. "Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn't know!"
The New York Times report a day after the indictments were handed down was titled: "Trump's Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without A Leader". He then suggested Schiff, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was investigating Russian collusion because Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost to Trump.