Trump: 'They're Laughing Their Asses Off in Moscow'

President is continuing his Twitter rant about Russian meddling
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 18, 2018 8:07 AM CST
President Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – President Trump continued to vent his Saturday night fury over the Russia probe into Sunday, reports the AP, arguing that the Obama administration bears some of the blame, insisting that he never denied the election meddling, and declaring that "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow." In a rapid-fire series of tweets from his Palm Beach estate, the president unloaded over the Russia investigation, days after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. While the nearby town of Parkland, Fla., mourns the deadly school shooting that left 17 dead, Russia was clearly top of mind for the president. The administration has focused on the fact that the Russian effort began in 2014, before Trump announced his White House run, and Trump continued that argument Sunday.

He continued: "Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election. He is finally right about something." Trump appeared to be referring to an interview Schiff did with NBC in which he said the previous administration should have set up a "more forceful deterrent" against foreign cyberattacks. Trump also argued that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election," adding: "The Russian 'hoax' was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!" Trump also tweeted Sunday that the ongoing investigations are just what the Russians want, saying: "Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!"


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