President Trump: House panel should investigate Clintons, not me

29 March, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Jacqueline Ellis
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking before the Professional Businesswomen of California Tuesday

Donald Trump, 70, is clearly trying to take the attention off himself when it comes to the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's alleged attempts to influence the US election - including any connections to his campaign.

He also demanded an investigation into the Russian money for Bill's conferences, Hillary's praise for Russia or the Russian company Podesta.

Trump concluded his tweets by saying, "Trump Russia story is a hoax".

Regarding the "reset" that Trump mentions, he's alluding to the fact that the Obama administration's attempt to restart positive relations with Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation was happening around the same time as US uranium deposits were being sold to Russia's energy agency Rosatom, which started to buy shares in Toronto-based Uranium One.

Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Speaker Ryan must insist that chairman Nunes at least recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation immediately".

"Trump has previously referred to investigations into his administration's alleged Russian Federation ties as "fake news", and even blamed Democrats for the investigations, saying last week that ".

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Former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta had been a member of the board of a Russian energy company. In reality, of course, there's no evidence of meaningful contact between Vladimir Putin's government and the unsuccessful Democratic campaign, but Trump seemed to think it was important. This is a long, long way removed from "Nixon/Watergate" territory as Trump has tweeted, even if the intelligence community did not do a good enough job of completely "masking" the identity of the Trump officials.

Trump's calls for a federal investigation into the Clintons' Russia ties come amid a partisan push to link the President and his aides to Russian influence-peddling and collusion during the presidential campaign.

"The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory", the president tweeted.

The president then set about criticizing the House Freedom Caucus, which on Friday, along with skeptical GOP moderates, helped to kill the Republican-crafted measure to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law. After so many bad years they were ready for a win!

The White House, however, denied it is trying to prevent Yates from testifying. "If the effort is going to be, 'get the Democratic Party to stop making Russian Federation out to be the evil villains that they are, ' the influence part could be continuing with Podesta, which is to influence him to get them to stop".

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