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Politics Trump lashes out at 'Fake News Media' over Mueller indictments

22:50  17 february  2018
22:50  17 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Analysis: Indictments Present a New Political Reality for a President Crying ‘Hoax’

  Analysis: Indictments Present a New Political Reality for a President Crying ‘Hoax’ By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.WASHINGTON — Last November, President Trump told reporters that he believed the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, when he vigorously denied having meddled in the 2016 presidential election, an allegation that Mr. Trump has repeatedly called a hoax.

“Funny how the Fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Trump has repeatedly seized on the charge, included in Mueller ’s indictments released Friday, that the Russian efforts began well before the business mogul entered

Donald Trump has attacked the news media over the coverage of Robert Mueller 's indictment of 13 Russians accused of meddling in the '16 election. In a series of tweets, Trump said media didn't report how the Russian groups were active long before his announcement to run for the post of the

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - President Trump on Saturday attacked the news media for its coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of more than a dozen Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election.

In a series of tweets, Trump said news outlets have not highlighted the ways he believes the charges exonerate his campaign from colluding with Moscow's election-meddling efforts.

"Funny how the Fake News Media doesn't want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn't know!" the president tweeted.

Five key takeaways from the Russian indictments

  Five key takeaways from the Russian indictments New indictments of 13 Russians who allegedly meddled in the 2016 election set the political world abuzz on Friday. The charges were first posted on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) website but were fleshed out by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a hastily convened news conference.What are the key political ramifications from the new charges?Fire and fury from Trump?President Trump is hypersensitive to any suggestion that his victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 was illegitimate. These new indictments are sure to get under his skin for precisely that reason.

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President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at suggestions that Russia helped him win the presidency, reiterating In a series of afternoon tweets, Trump responded to special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Friday indictment of 13 Russians for a criminal plot that featured social media manipulation

Trump has repeatedly seized on the charge, included in Mueller's indictments released Friday, that the Russian efforts began well before the business mogul entered the presidential race.

The president on Saturday also cited a New York Post column that called the indictment "a big win" for Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's statement that it did not include allegations that "any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity."

The tweets are part of Trump's efforts to spin the indictment in his favor, even though it undercut his longstanding claims that Russian election meddling was a "hoax."

Former FBI official: Russians had 'cheap and effective' way to sow discord during election .
A former FBI official said Sunday that Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was cheap and effective in sowing discord between Americans.Leo Taddeo, the former special agent in charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI's New York office, told AM 970 The Answer's John Catsimatidis that the Russian meddling described in indictments filed by Robert Mueller's special counsel office "really undermined" American democracy."I think it's fairly clear the Russians have a cheap and effective way to sow discord and confusion and really undermined the basic principles of democracy," Taddeo said.

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