President Trump Slams Russia Investigation as “A Total Disgrace”

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On Monday, President Donald Trump expressed his views about the state of the ongoing Russia investigation.

A Look at President Trump’s Commentary

The commander-in-chief shared the following tweet later in Monday’s evening time:

The above tweet is not the president’s first time criticizing the investigation. Trump has taken to Twitter on many occasions to share his thoughts regarding new developments and more.

A Thorough Overview of the Russia Investigation

Speculations about Russia colluding in the 2016 election date back to before President Trump’s inauguration. Although Americans on both sides of the aisle have expressed their views, there are various events which led up to the investigation which remains ongoing to this day.

The Trump Tower Meeting

One of the leading occurrences includes the infamous Trump Tower meeting which occurred on June 9, 2016. The individuals who attended this meeting were Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Natalia Veselnitskaya. Trump Jr. is the eldest son of President Trump, while Kushner is the president’s son-in-law.

At the time, Paul Manafort maintained employment as the Trump campaign manager, while Veselnitskaya worked as an attorney of Russia. Allegedly, the purpose of the meeting revolved around damning evidence which the Russians may or not may have had on Hillary Clinton. After the Trump Tower meeting became public, various Americans weighed in on the legality, or lack thereof, of the gathering.

Carter Page

During part of the 2016 election, Carter Page worked as the foreign policy adviser to then-candidate Trump. However, by Septemeber, the press began reporting that Page might have links to alleged Russian schemes to determine the outcome of the election. Although Page denied the allegations against him, rumors of him attending a meeting in Moscow did not help his cause. Page subsequently relinquished his role as the foreign policy adviser by the end of Septemeber.

The Firing of James Comey

President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey in May 2017. The nature of Comey’s firing prompted many rumors and speculations. Prior to Comey’s dismissal, the president is said to have asked Comey to drop the probe into former national security adviser Micheal Flynn. However, Trump denied making any such request. The president maintains that Comey’s termination occurred as a result of the latter’s poor management of the FBI.

Full Circle

There are many pieces which comprise the puzzle that is the Russia investigation. Republicans and supporters of the president frequently denounce the probe as a witch hunt and a hoax. Democrats and other left-wingers overwhelmingly remain in favor of the probe.

To date, three Russia enterprises, 13 Russian nationals, and 12 Russia intelligence agents have faced indictments at the hands of Robert Mueller.