Trump Goes on Monday Morning Tweet Storm Over Russia Charges: 'This Story Is FAKE News and Everyone Knows It!'
During an appearance on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee, told host Chuck Todd that “circumstantial evidence of collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia exists.
In addition, FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday over reported investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, and President Trump’s allegation that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.
These two allegations create a perfect storm for President Trump — a tweet storm, that is. Trump continues to categorically deny that his campaign colluded with the Russians and insist that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones.
In an apparent effort to get out ahead of the Monday news cycle, he started early:
Two hours later, he tweeted about Kremlin claims that Clinton contacts also met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign — in an apparent allusion to criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions for meeting with the ambassador:
A former Clinton campaign spokesperson denied the charge.