The United States Trump Administration is considering new anti-Russian sanctions in response to election meddling and a massive cyber-attack previous year, senior USA officials said on Wednesday.
President Trump took to Twitter and said, "Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" He said: "Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation?"
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI's Russian Federation investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a "hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign".More news: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Position Decreased by Brandes Investment Partners LP
On Saturday Trump tweeted that the FBI missed warning signs surrounding the shooting suspect, adding that the bureau is "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign".
"Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else", Trump said. Why did Trump bring in proven Russian sympathizer Paul Manafort as campaign manager?
During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions pushed back against calls that a special prosecutor be appointed to look into the FBI's handling of the Clinton email probe. Trump has called the work of top Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice officials a "disgrace" and accused them of political bias.More news: The Ferrari 488 Pista: A Homage to Racing Glory
Morgan said there has been "zero evidence" produced to show President Donald Trump colluded with "anyone" prior to his electoral victory.
TRUMP: "I have been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, just look at the facts".
Trump has also repeatedly downplayed and has publicly doubted Russian efforts to influence the 2016 contest.More news: Maxine Waters defends Oprah to Trump: She's 'richer than you'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump has been "extremely tough on Russian Federation", pointing to a boost in US military spending, energy exports to eastern Europe, Trump's upholding of Obama-era sanctions against Russian Federation and the USA decision to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, including anti-tank missiles. Last month, the Trump administration decided against implementing the sanctions against Russia and instead published a list of already prominent Russian oligarchs.