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During a rant about the investigation, headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, on May 29, the president railed against what he believes is a spy inside his presidential campaign, the “rigged Russia With Hunt,” and even accused the investigation of “meddling” in the upcoming midterm elections.
After several tweets, he said he needed to “start focusing my energy” on other matters.
“Sorry, I’ve got to start focusing my energy on North Korea Nuclear, bad Trade Deals, VA Choice, the Economy, rebuilding the Military, and so much more, and not on the Rigged Russia Witch Hunt that should be investigating Clinton/Russia/FBI/Justice/Obama/Comey/Lynch etc.,” he wrote.
At the time, the internet was unconvinced that he’d be able to do so, and he has proven them right.
In the more than 90 tweets or retweets the president has sent out since declaring he needed to refocus his “energy” on something other than the Russia investigation, Trump has tweeted, or retweeted, about it more than 20 times.
Amid the flurry of tweets, Trump has:
- Blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
- Called the appointment of Mueller “UNCONSTITUTIONAL.”
- Said he could pardon himself.
- Commented on Paul Manafort.
- Lamented the cost of the investigation.
- Said he didn’t fire former FBI James Comey “because of Russia.”
- Continued to comment on what he calls “SPYGATE.”
There are other numerous examples of Trump using Twitter to comment on the investigation, including quoting people on television who are speaking about it.
The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself...I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
So much for refocusing that “energy.”
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).