Among other things, Trump pointed to the various committee hearings and investigations as evidence that Russia succeeded in its goal of stirring up chaos. They are “laughing their asses off in Moscow,” the commander in chief said.
But the Russian regime was curiously absent from his list of enemies. Indeed, though Trump said Sunday that he never denied there was Russian election meddling, he has emphasized Russian President
“Every time he sees me, he said: ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe — I really believe — that when he tells me that, he means it,” Trump said in November 2017.
In the series of tweets Sunday, Trump blamed former President Barack Obama for Russian interference, mocked a U.S. congressman, and gloated over Democrat Hillary Clinton’s loss.
He started off by relitigating the
Trump supposedly thanked Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for saying the Obama administration shared part of the blame for Russian interference. Schiff recently told NBC News that Obama should have established a
The president then turned to Russia and shared a political cartoon from a Twitter user identified as “Ivan Trumpovic” that lampooned CNN for its coverage of the issue.
Trump’s tweetstorm came on the heels of U.S. special counsel