President Trump said Thursday investigators should look into ties between Hillary Clinton’s family and Democrats, instead of his own “non-dealings” with the Kremlin.
“Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” Trump tweeted.
“Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?” he added, in reference to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, The Hill reports.
The President previously called into question the Clinton campaign, pointing to potential contacts between her campaign staff and the Kremlin.
“What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?” Trump asked on March 20.
Later that month, he also asked why the “fake news” did not cover “ties” between the Kremlin and Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
“Why doesn’t Fake News talk about Podesta ties to Russia as covered by @FoxNews or money from Russia to Clinton – sale of Uranium?”, was one of Trump’s tweets.
The President has also accused former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who presided over the Department of Justice while it conducted the investigation into Clinton’s private server use, of making “law enforcement decisions for political purposes.”
The U.S. intelligence community concluded last year that Russia interfered in the presidential election specifically to help Trump defeat Clinton, the Democratic nominee.
The Justice Department, FBI and Senate and House Intelligence committees are investigating Russian election meddling, including possible ties between Trump’s team and Russia.