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Trump paints Senate’s Russia hearing as a waste of time

President Trump reassures there is nothing to be found with all the Russian related investigations through a series of tweets.

May 8, 2017, 8:10 pm

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Nidia Cavazos

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.”

Not surprisingly, the notion of fake news had a presence in Trump’s tweets.

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.

You can watch Yates’ full testimony below:

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*First Published: May 8, 2017, 8:10 pm