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Trump rants about the Clintons a day after reports of an upcoming indictment from Robert Mueller

Trump went on an epic tirade Sunday, begging his own government to "do something" about the Clintons


Taylor Link
October 29, 2017 3:13PM (UTC)

President Donald Trump implored the government on Sunday to go after his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, one day after reports indicated that Robert Mueller was going to serve his first indictment Monday pertaining to the Russia investigation.

Trump took to Twitter Sunday seemingly frothing at the mouth. He complained of the lack of investigations concerning the "fake dossier" and said that Democrats had orchestrated a "witch hunt" in response to that research.

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Trump later alleged that all the noise surrounding the Russia investigation was the result of the GOP's push for tax reform.

One of Trump's associates, political consultant Roger Stone, was banned on Twitter this weekend for a series of rants about the upcoming indictment. The target of the indictment has not yet been reported.

The popular narrative among Republicans and right-wing media this past week was that Clinton had somehow colluded with Russia by commissioning the Trump-Russia dossier. Clinton's campaign helped fund the firm that hired Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence agent who carried out the investigation, but there has been no evidence or reporting that implicated Clinton as being directly involved with the dossier. Mother Jones had already reported last January that Democrats helped finance the dossier.

Trump allies apparently pushed the Clinton narrative to distract from the fact that an indictment was coming down the pipeline. Mueller has been investigating a crew of Trump associates, including Gen. Mike Flynn, former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the president's son, Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. actually met with Russian nationals with the intention of obtaining dirt on Clinton, yet the president's outrage has been reserved for Hillary and NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. White supremacists took to the streets on Saturday to advocate for more deportations of people of color. Trump has been silent on that issue.

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Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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