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Trump’s latest Twitter rant proves he’s worried about the Russia investigation affecting the midterms

Meanwhile, it's been two days since Trump tweeted about the Santa Fe shooting.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on May 20, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:22 pm CDT

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 had met with an “an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation,” two Arab princes, and a Republican donor “with a controversial past in the Middle East” to get help with his father’s presidential campaign.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant calling the story “boring” and complaining, once again, that he’s the target of a so-called “witch hunt.” He also said that since nobody can prove that he colluded with Russia, the media is globally expanding the search for disparaging information on him.

In the process, he brought up Hillary Clinton again while expressing worry about the 2018 midterm elections.

Wrote Trump in one of his tweets: “Now that the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World, they should easily be able to take it into the Mid-Term Elections where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party.”

According to the Times, the foreign men meeting with Trump’s son were “eager” to help Trump win the presidential election, and Trump Jr. reportedly responded “approvingly.” Last week, Trump Jr’s full Senate testimony related to a Trump Tower meeting he had with a Russian lawyer was released, as the president’s son denied a plan to collude with Russia (he also said he couldn’t remember quite a few details from the encounter with the lawyer).

Trump this week also called the reports the FBI might have embedded a person into Trump’s campaign the “all time biggest political scandal” and “bigger than Watergate.”

Since the Santa Fe shooting, Trump has tweeted only twice about the massacre that took 10 lives on Friday, including one in which he wrote “early reports not looking good.” Since then, he’s complained about the FBI, the Department of Justice, or the Russia investigation seven times, and he misspelled his wife’s name once.

Update 12:45pm CT: Later on Sunday, Trump said he would demand the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI or DOJ infiltrated the Trump campaign for political purposes.

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*First Published: May 20, 2018, 9:24 am CDT