The president of the United States is blasting a “bombshelf” of new revelations in the Russia probe and urging his supporters to “get off Twitter” and “stay home.”
“It is the worst possible set of circumstances for the United Kingdom and the rest of the world,” Trump tweeted Monday morning, hours after a bombshell report by The Washington Post showed that the U.S. intelligence community is investigating Russia’s alleged attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Moscow.
The president said he’s “very concerned” about the “unexpected” “bargain” in the Russian investigation, which has led to calls for him to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Trump and other Trump advisers have also sought to blame the investigation on Democratic lawmakers, though none have been confirmed by the Senate.
Trump is using Twitter to blast a report by the Post, which detailed a series of meetings and communications with the Russian ambassador to the U: The Washington bureau chief reported that in March, Trump, then-President Vladimir Putin and then-Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had discussed the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
The Post story said Trump and Putin discussed “countering cyberattacks, bolstering U.K.-Russia cooperation, and boosting military cooperation.”
Trump and other advisers have claimed the investigations are part of a Kremlin plot to discredit the U, a claim the U has denied.
The report, however, raised new questions about the relationship between Trump and Russia.
Trump has said he has no personal ties to Putin, and Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has said his father has “a very good relationship” with the Kremlin.
In the interview, Trump also said he is “very disappointed” with Comey, saying the director is not doing a good job.
Trump tweeted: “I have a lot of respect for the FBI director, he is doing a great job.
He’s doing a very good job, but the FBI is very important.”
The president also said the FBI was “under siege.”
“I think Comey is doing an unbelievable job,” Trump said.
“I think he is very under siege.
I think he’s doing his job very well, but I’m very disappointed.”