— CNN (@CNN) February 16, 2017
But, Mr. President: If "the leaks are real," as you just stated, then there are people that you know of who talked to Russia. https://t.co/F4c84ipSb6
— Ali H. Soufan (@Ali_H_Soufan) February 16, 2017
POTUS, asked to say definitively that no one in his campaign communicated with Russian intelligence: "i had nothing to do with it"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 16, 2017
Asked 3 times by 2 different reporters, Trump declines to say definitively that no one on his presidential campaign had contact with Russia.
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) February 16, 2017
Trump on leaks "all of a sudden people are finding out exactly what took place."
Is he supposed to admit that?
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 16, 2017
This is the #1 story. He moved the legal goalposts from 'nobody in my campaign' to 'I had no knowledge.' Big. https://t.co/Ks0TElccTP
— A Finely Tuned ?????? (@ZeddRebel) February 16, 2017
There’s a portion of the Republican Party that’s been trying since the mid-1970s to get a “reset” on Watergate — people convinced that if not for one or two bad breaks, the American people would’ve totally understood that President Nixon only treated us like that because he loved us and knew better than we did what America really needed. The Iran-contra scandal didn’t satisfy those GOPers, because the international criminality involved was so brazen that it needed to be swept under whatever Persian rugs were available. The Cheney Regency wasn’t good, because Dubya was such a blatant fvck-up that everybody laughed at him. But time keeps passing, the original keepers of the flame are gone — President-Asterisk Trump is their last hope, dammit!!!…
The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story – RUSSIA. Fake news!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2017