Trump feels vindicated Trump feels vindicated after Republican’s memo
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Donald Trump claimed vindication on Feb. 3 in the probe into Russian interference with the 2016 White House election, following the release of a controversial memo implying partisanship at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The declassified Republican document released on Feb. 2 claimed that Democratic-funded research prompted the FBI to spy on a former Trump campaign aide.
“This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe,” the president tweeted, referring to himself in the third person.
“But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on,” he said, continuing with a misspelling: “Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction [the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead]. This is an American disgrace!”
In the evening on Feb. 2, Trump tweeted: “Great jobs numbers and finally, after many years, rising wages - and nobody even talks about them. Only Russia, Russia, Russia, despite the fact that, after a year of looking, there is No Collusion!”
Democrats and some Republicans say the memo - drafted by Devin Nunes, a Trump transition official, congressman and House Intelligence Committee chairman - is a thinly veiled effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia, and possible obstruction of justice.
The document has glaring holes, detractors say, and the FBI itself said it had “grave concerns” over its accuracy.
Adam Schiff, senior Democratic member on the House Intelligence Committee, countered Trump’s claims of vindication.
“Quite the opposite, Mr President,” Schiff said in a tweet.