Trump Reacts To Mueller Indictment In Tweetstorm

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump reacted feverishly to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, in a string of Saturday tweets.

The president intently touted deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s revelation at a Friday press conference that no American citizen was alleged in the indictment to have colluded with the Russian government.

Trump further noted the indictment’s indication that the Russian government’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election began before Trump was even a candidate. According to Mueller, the Russian government created a sub agency known as the “translator project” which was “focused on the U.S. population and conducted operations on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube,” adding that the strategic goal of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election was developed all the way back in May 2014.

The president closed his Saturday tweet storm by citing claims by the vice president of ads for Facebook “that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal” of the Russian government.

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