President Trump on Monday reassured the American public that there is nothing to be found with the Senate Judiciary subcommittee’s hearings into his campaign’s Russian connections. He took to Twitter to air grievances with the process.
The tweetstorm comes after former Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. testified about former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s role with Russia. Trump took a moment to call the Russian situation a “hoax.”
The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Not surprisingly, the notion of fake news had a presence in Trump’s tweets.
Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today — she said nothing but old news!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Trump says the real story here is not about Flynn, the White House’s role in his firing, or even Russian interactions by White House officials—it’s about surveillance.
Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance. Why doesn't the media report on this? #FakeNews!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
You can watch Yates’ full testimony below: