President Donald Trump, still mired in persistent allegations that his victory in the 2016 presidential election was aided by his campaign colluding with Russian Federation, took to Twitter on Sunday morning to accuse Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democratic Party to secure her nomination.
"Is she allowed to collude?"
Friday is also the committee's deadline for former FBI Director James Comey to turn over his files documenting his interactions with the president, including Trump's alleged request for Comey's to let "go" of his investigation into ousted White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The report regarding Podesta's testimony comes as the House Intelligence Committee continues to investigate the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government in order to influence the elections. "Unfair to Bernie!" Trump tweeted without any context or reasoning.
"Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russian Federation a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it". President Trump tweeted Saturday, presumably referring to himself.
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, a CNN political commentator, said Trump should move on from the election and address concerns over threats to the nation's elections. But that hacking is at the core of the investigation into Russia's possible meddling in the campaign so whether he meant to or not, Trump's tweet once again brings the issue of Moscow's effort to hurt Clinton's candidacy to the forefront.
Podesta will reportedly meet with the committee in a closed-door meeting, making him first key witnesses the panel. "Why didn't they stop them?" he tweeted on June 22. Did nothing about it.