Back on Twitter, Trump calls for probe of DNC over Brazile bombshell
“Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!” Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
“Lets go FBI & Justice Dept!” he added, noting that “Pocahontas” ‒ his nickname for Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) ‒ admitted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had “rigged the primaries.”
The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Brazile ‒ or “Donna B.” in Trump’s tweets ‒ took over as interim DNC chair in July 2016, after leaked documents compelled the resignation of Clinton confidante Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Her book, "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House," is due to be published Tuesday, a year and a day after the November 2016 election.
In an excerpt from the book, published by Politico on Thursday, Brazile revealed that Clinton had struck a deal with the DNC that had been bankrupted by President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, to “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” The party was basically beholden to Clinton’s campaign long before she became the official nominee, shutting out the grassroots campaign by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).
Brazile’s disclosures sparked criticisms of the narrative surrounding the alleged Russian meddling in the election.
Exactly: having DNC under the control of one candidate from the start had no impact on outcome, but Russian FB ads caused Clinton to lose: https://t.co/BN3RWxGyWz— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 3, 2017
DNC revelation helps explain the unflinching focus on "Russia" as a determinative variable, to exclusion of others https://t.co/7G36wrFZut— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 3, 2017
No electoral college votes were impacted by what Russia did. Not a single one. Will you be consistent and stop talking about it? https://t.co/B1yW7HGMtk— Katie🌹Halper (@kthalps) November 3, 2017
Trump’s Twitter account was briefly suspended on Thursday night, which the company attributed to a “rogue” employee. Safeguards have been put into place to prevent such a thing from happening again, Twitter said on Friday.
The president also tweeted about the US military retaliating against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) over Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Manhattan. Trump’s announcement came hours before US Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed airstrikes against IS targets in northern Somalia, the first US mission against the terrorist group in that East African country.
ISIS just claimed the Degenerate Animal who killed, and so badly wounded, the wonderful people on the West Side, was "their soldier." .....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
...Based on that, the Military has hit ISIS "much harder" over the last two days. They will pay a big price for every attack on us!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Sayfullo Saipov, 29, drove a rental truck down a bicycle path in southern Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people. He was reportedly radicalized by IS propaganda videos after he immigrated to the US from Uzbekistan in 2010.