Trump tries to deflect attention from Mueller Report with string of tweets on Hillary Clinton's emails
With just hours left before the public release of the much-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on a possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday early morning to tweet a string of findings on political rival Hillary Clinton's emails released by Judicial Watch. The organization describes itself as a "conservative non-partisan educational activist foundation promoting transparency, accountability, & integrity in government."
The president began his day on social media by calling out "crooked Democrats", which appeared like an attempt to divert attention from the Mueller report. "The Greatest Political Hoax of all time! Crimes were committed by Crooked, Dirty Cops and DNC/The Democrats," Trump tweeted on Thursday. The tweet was followed by his signature "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!" message which he often tweets sometime during the day.
The Republican then retweeted multiple Judicial Watch tweet on Clinton with the first saying: "JW President @TomFitton discusses Clinton’s memo: She signed a memo saying 'due to recent targeting of personal email accounts by online adversaries, State employees should avoid conducting official department business from personal accounts' while she used personal accounts."
The second tweet mentioned "a spying operation" by "the DNC, the Clinton campaign, the FBI, and DOJ to target the President." The tweet, which showed a Fox & Friends clip, alluded to Barr's comment of a potential spying attempt mentioned in the Mueller report.
The third tweet retweeted by the president stated: "JW announced that it uncovered 422 pages of FBI documents showing evidence of "cover-up" discussions related to the Clinton email system within Platte River Networks, one of the vendors who managed the Clinton email system."
"Judicial Watch announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified," the fourth tweet on Clinton retweeted by the Republican said.
Trump concluded his string of tweets on his 2016 political campaign rival by retweeting: "On "Hannity, @seanhannity discussed some key findings from Judicial Watch in regards to the Clinton cover-up: We are finding out even more devastating information about how the deep state protected Hillary Clinton before turning their forces against @realDonaldTrump."
The Justice Department is expected to publicly issue a redacted version of the report on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential elections in Trump's favor. The report is expected to contain evidence of possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
US Attorney General William Barr announced a press conference at 9.30 am on Thursday to discuss the report before its official release. Mueller and his team produced the final report to Barr last month, marking an end to the two-year-long extensive investigation. The AG, in turn, released a four-page-long summary of the 400-pages report, emphasizing that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion. Barr’s summary, however, left the Congress dissatisfied with the little information produced in it as they demanded a public release of the full document.