Donald Trump is clearly running scared when it comes to the ongoing investigation into his ties to Russian Federation as he had a total Twitter meltdown on Monday night lashing out about the probe and waging baseless attacks on Hillary Clinton - because the election was more than four months ago?
The tweets, which seemingly came across as an attempt to distract from the current House Intelligence Committee investigation into the Trump administration's alleged Russian Federation ties, suggested that the committee should instead examine Bill and Hillary Clinton's supposed relationship with Russian Federation.
Ted Deutch, the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, is now calling for an independent inquiry into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign. His allegations derive from Russia's nuclear power agency buying a controlling interest in a Toronto-based company, which has mines and mills in the U.S.
The committee's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff of California, denounced the postponement, saying it was part of an effort by the White House to "choke off public information". Trump appeared to imply that money Bill Clinton received for a speech in Russia and "the Hillary Russian "reset" were somehow connected to the uranium deal.
Devin Nunes, his former adviser and now chairman of the congressional investigation into alleged ties between Trump aides and Russian Federation, has faced demands to step down, including from his Democratic counterpart Adam Schiff.
Officials in several MA "sanctuary cities" were defiant Monday after the Trump administration repeated threats that it might withhold federal funds from municipalities that don't cooperate with immigration authorities, the Globe's Maria Cramer reports. 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. In a fact-checking investigation past year, the Washington Post decried these claims as false, giving them their highest falsehood ranking of "four pinocchios".
The US President has offered to investigate ties of the Clintons with Russian Federation.
In a later tweet, Trump criticized the conservative House Freedom Caucus for its efforts preventing the passage of the American Health Care Act last week, his first major legislative test.
Trump Monday night also tweeted, "The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory". It would serve Trump well to more thoughtfully acknowledge these investigations instead of merely passing them off as "fake news" or casting aspersions on others. "Do not worry, we are in very good shape", he wrote.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben Cardin of Maryland, called the hacking of the DNC and Podesta-for which no conclusive link to Russian Federation has been established-America's "political Pearl Harbor". The White House denied at the time that there was any quid pro quo arrangement.