The biggest controversy surrounding the 2016 presidential election has been what influence #Russia had on the #Donald Trump campaign. Despite evidence continuing to be released in regards to Trump officials speaking with the Kremlin, the president is still in denial.
Trump on Clinton
During his entire campaign for president, Donald Trump was faced with allegations that he had ties to Russia. The former host of "The Apprentice" made it a habit to routinely praise Russian President Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail, which raised questions over what link the president had to the Kremlin leader. As the election moved forward, Trump refused to release his tax returns, which fueled even more speculation. Since he was sworn int office, Trump has been dealing with an onslaught of criticism and news stories that have exposed members of his administration and their contact with Russian officials over the last year. In an attempt to put a stop to the scandal, Trump made yet another baseless allegation during a March 20 Twitter post, this time against #Hillary Clinton and her campaign team.
What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
In his fifth social media post of the morning, Donald Trump returned to Twitter and decided to shift the narrative to Hillary Clinton and her campaign. "What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians?" Trump wondered.
Not stopping there, the billionaire real estate mogul concluded his tweet by asking whether or not the Democratic National Committee refused to allow the FBI to investigate their alleged ties to Russia. "Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. Despite Trump's claim, it was his campaign that has been constantly linked to officials in Russia, including a report that confirmed the Kremlin hacked into the DNC with the goal of hurting Clinton's chances at becoming president.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump made the claim, without evidence, that Barack Obama took part in the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the election. Like the wiretapping claims, Trump provided no proof to back up his latest allegation that the Clinton campaign was in contact with Russia.