President Trump went on a #Twitter rampage on Monday after James Comey, the head of the #FBI, announced in a rare public outing that the FBI was investigating Trump's possible ties to Russian electoral interference. He tweeted in quick-fire succession on issues that focus on, amongst other things, Comey dismissing Trump and Russian collusion from last year.
In a rather strenuous Twitter output – 6 tweets in less than two hours – President Trump posted C-span footage from 2016's House Intelligence Committee with his own words written: 'The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.'
The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process. pic.twitter.com/d9HqkxYBt5— President Trump (@POTUS) March 20, 2017
He also sought to discredit Comey by posting this tweet: 'FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia.'
He then tried to focus the public imagination on the sensitivity that ordinary individuals face with hacking, by posting this:
FBI Director Comey admits Obama’s White House had ability to “unmask” American citizens. https://t.co/gIo6it9NcQ— President Trump (@POTUS) March 20, 2017
The FBI rarely announce counterintelligence investigations unless they impact the public. And now they have everyone's attention. And Trump's, it seems. #President Trump