President Trump tweeted an article and a video claiming Hillary Clinton may have come closer to colluding with Russia than he did, outlining various ways Clinton pushed a narrative about Russia in the media.
“'WHAT HAPPENED,'” Trump tweeted Friday night, referencing Clinton’s campaign memoir as he shared a link to a New York Post opinion piece by Paul Sperry with the headline “How Team Hillary played the press for fools on Russia.”
“'NOW WE KNOW!'” Trump said after the link.
Trump also included a video that featured the following quote from the article:
“The irony is, it may have in fact been Hillary who came closer to colluding with the Russians in smearing Trump as a Russian traitor than anything Trump did in trying to beat Hillary. The information in the dossier she bought for millions came from Russian intelligence sources, and her lawyers brokered the deal with a Kremlin-tied lobbyist.”
It was disclosed Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund the opposition research that ultimately led to the so-called "Trump dossier," authored by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, that contained scandalous material tying President Trump to Russia, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The top Democratic officials tied to the effort, including Clinton, reportedly were unaware of the dossier before it was made public.
The first charges of the investigation spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller were approved Friday by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., according to a CNN report published about an hour before Trump's tweet.
The federal judge has ordered the charges to remain sealed. Sources told CNN that the plan is to have anyone charged be taken into custody as soon as Monday.
Mueller is leading the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign had any ties to the Kremlin.