Protect your president, Trump tells Republicans
President Donald Trump has said it is “very sad” that Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him.
He also lamented that the investigation into his campaign’s possible contacts with Russia, while “phony,” is “taking hold.”
Earlier on Sunday, the White House new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, had said that despite the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies — including the president’s own directors of national intelligence, national security and the FBI — the president is still not sure Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
“There’s a lot of disinformation out there,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked whether Trump was prepared to sign a bipartisan bill slapping new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow over its meddling in the election.
“Somebody said to me the other day — I don’t want to say who — if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those emails, you would have never seen it,” he continued.
“You would have never had any evidence of them. Meaning that they’re super confident in their deception skills and hacking.”
On Saturday morning, Trump lashed out on Twitter at multiple targets, including Obamacare, Hillary Clinton, two newspapers, his own administration and the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
Trump also announced that “all agree” that the president has “the complete power to pardon.”Punch