US intelligence catches detail what Russias Kislyak told directors, preceding Trump to tweet antagonism against Amazon Washington Post and illegal leaks
Donald Trump went on the offensive on Saturday morning, after the Washington Post reported that his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, debated Trumps White House bid with the Russian ambassador to Washington in 2016.
The president did not defend Sessions, whom earlier this week he criticised strongly for his recusal from the Russia investigation. Instead, Trump complained about illegal divulges and challenged: Why isnt the AG or Special Council[ sic] looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey violations. 33,000 e-mails removed?
The Post report cited US intelligence catches which rebut Periods guarantees that the campaign was not discussed. Sergey Kislyak told his superiors in Moscow he talked about campaign-related matters and significant policy issues during two convenes with Sessions, according to current and onetime US intelligence officials, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
The envoys chronicles of the meetings, which US spy business caught, clash with those of Sessions and pile fresh pressure on the attorney general just days after the president publicly criticised him.
On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted his anger.
Trump has complained that Comey, whom he fuelled in May, has leaked confidential information.
Trump too tweeted a complaint about the Poles primary rival 😛 TAGEND
Trump did not immediately follow up or expand his argument, instead tweeting about a speaking engaged in Norfolk, Virginia. He then tweeted a reference to reports, met with horror among Democrats, that White House consultants were examining the possibility of presidential pardons.
While all concur the US President has the terminated power to excuse, Trump wrote, why think about that when exclusively offense as yet is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS.