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The report by the Washington Post stated that Mueller’s team was slated to interview two members of Trump’s national security team who both claim the president asked them to issue statements saying that stories of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign were nonsense. It’s a stance the president has repeatedly publicly stated, and one he reiterated this morning on Twitter.
They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Trump’s statement also comes on the heels of Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions called the matter an “appalling” set of lies, but he also refused to reveal contents of conversations he had with Trump that could have shed light on whether Trump intended to obstruct justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
An hour after the “nice” tweet, Trump continued to reiterate his stance that the investigation was a farce, tweeting again that it was a “witch hunt.”
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
It was the earlier tweet, however, that had the internet questioning Trump after he concluded his tweet with a word lifted straight from web lexicon.
Is it internet legal for Trump to say "nice" without a 69 in there somewhere?— RM Cooper (@RFCapsMoustache) June 15, 2017
"nice"— jordan evans (@jrdnvns) June 15, 2017
- donald trump, on being investigated for obstruction of justice but also internet commenters reacting to "69" in a story
Trump just doesn't get it. Another flagrant violation of rules and norms. You only say "nice" on the internet in response to the number 69 pic.twitter.com/bKP9FUqhTP— Nate (@cheersinnit) June 15, 2017
Talk about high crimes and misdemeanors.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]