Furious Trump tweetstorm demands full investigation into Clinton, DNC

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Maybe he’s making up for the 11 minutes he lost when his account went dark on Thursday night.

President Donald Trump on Friday called for a criminal investigation into his former political opponent, Hillary Clinton.

In a tweetstorm on Friday morning, Trump continued to push the “collusion” narrative on Democrats based on former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s recent revelation that Clinton’s campaign took over the finances of the party in exchange for helping to pay off its debt.

Trump fired off a number of tweets about the deal, asking for the Justice Department and FBI to investigate the DNC and other allegations against Clinton.

“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems…..New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus…….People are angry.  At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!” Trump wrote.

Less than an hour later, Trump continued:

“The real story on Collusion is in Donna B’s new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie! Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.”

Five of eight tweets Trump sent on Friday morning were about the Democratic Party, the last referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by Trump’s preferred derogatory nickname. 

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election continues to move forward, Trump has ratcheted up the rhetoric surrounding the so-called Uranium One deal, despite claims of wrongdoing being built on dubious facts.

Earlier this week, three former members of Trump’s campaign were handed charges as part of the probe. Former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were charged with money laundering and other crimes that, while not directly related to Trump’s campaign, are seen as charges that could be used as leverage to get more information about other people in the campaign.

A former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopolous, was charged with lying to the FBI about contacts he had with foreign officials with ties to the Russian government. Papadopolous admitted that he tried to set up a meeting between Trump’s campaign and Russia ahead of the 2016 election.

Papadopolous’ guilty plea is the clearest evidence yet some members of Trump’s campaign attempted to meet with Russia during ahead of the presidential election.

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Trump was reportedly briefed on plan to meet Putin, didn’t say no
The idea was floated by former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.
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