U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out once again on Twitter on Wednesday morning, this time at his own national intelligence agencies, accusing the FBI and National Security Agency of (possibly) illegally leaking information to the news media, including the "failing" New York Times and Washington Post - "Just like Russia."
Trump said that the attempts to link him and his staff to Russia is "non-sense and merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign."
This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
The real scandal is that classified intelligence information is being given out illegally "like candy. Very un-American." he tweeted. He also called MSNBC and CNN "unwatchable," while giving a plug for Fox News, calling it "great!"
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
Trump's tweets were partly a response to a report in the New York Times on Tuesday that American law enforcement and intelligence services have intercepted calls and obtained phone records showing contacts between senior Russian intelligence officials and members of Trump's presidential campaign team and other of his associates in the year before the election.
Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday in a scandal over whether he has misled the White House about his phone calls with the Russian ambassador to Washington. In these calls, which were intercepted by American intelligence, the two discussed the U.S. sanctions on Russia.
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