Donald Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' over Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Donald Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' over Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Amidst heavy criticisms targeting Trump's stance on gun control, the President, in a recent tweet following a high school shooting that claimed 17 lives, has blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for not properly following up on warnings regarding Nikolas Cruz's deviant and violence-prone behavior, therefore leading to the Wednesday school shooting.

The agency has admitted it failed to investigate a tip it received about Nikolas Cruz last month.

On Friday the agency said its agents failed to investigate the reports.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) notably called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign after this information went public.

Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race and collusion with the Trump campaign are being investigated by several congressional committees and by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who took charge of the federal government's probe from the FBI past year following the sacking of its former chief James Comey.

Also on Saturday, thousands of students, parents, teachers and neighbours held signs and pushed for gun control legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school about 40km away. "Shame on you!" aimed at the President and his pro-gun flock. "Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing".

Mr Trump labelled Mr Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the panel, a leaking "monster". "This is not acceptable", Trump began.

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"Now is the time to get on the right side of this, because this is not something that we are going to let sweep under the carpet", she said on Meet the Press.

The president even called him out for that comment, saying "General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impact or changed by the Russians". Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied that.

The president also rebuffed claims that he had ever doubted Russia's role in interfering in the presidential election. In an April 2017 interview with Face the Nation he called the claims of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation a "total phony story". If it was meant to create discord, he said, then the American investigations into that interference show they've succeeded.

"They are laughing their asses off in Moscow", Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.

JAMES LANKFORD: It does because Russian Federation has clearly tried to advance their agenda into the United States. They agreed that actors like Russian Federation show little sign of slowing down their efforts to spread dissension in the United States.

President Donald Trump called for reforming background checks for gun purchases in a tweet on Tuesday night.

Yarmuth said Trump should set an example for Republicans when it comes to discussing gun violence in the wake of mass shootings.

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