WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the fourth consecutive day, President Donald Trump issued a slew of venom-filled tweets on his growing frustration over RussiaGate, many directed at former president Barack Obama.
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, there’s no evidence that that has happened in the past or that it will happen this time, and so I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and make his case to get votes” the president tweeted, utilizing a quote by former president Barack Obama.
Obama made the comment just weeks prior to the 2016 election when polls indicated that Trump’s then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was in the lead. The scolding came in response to questions surrounding allegations that voting machines had been altered in recent elections to sway outcomes in benefit of Democrats.
“….The President Obama quote just before election. That’s because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to “rock the boat,” the president wrote in a follow-up tweet. “When I easily won the Electoral College, the whole game changed and the Russian excuse became the narrative of the Dems.”
President Trump’s latest round of tweets (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump) comes in response to a federal grand jury indictment on Friday in which Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the process of the 2016 presidential election.
While Democrats claim the indictments prove the election results were tainted, Trump called out the fact that neither he nor any of his staff was included in the prosecution as proof of no wrongdoing.
“Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President,” Trump tweeted on Friday, shortly after the indictments were announced. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!”