Donald Trump is lashing out on Twitter over Democratic calls for a probe into his contacts with Russia, calling for an investigation into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s links to the Kremlin.
“I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it,” Trump tweeted, with a link attached to a story about Pelosi’s 2010 group meeting with Russia’s U.S. ambassador. He tweeted the message three times, deleting the first two after misspelling the word “hereby” in each.
I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it. https://t.co/qCDljfF3wN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
Pelosi told Politico this week that she had never met the current Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislayak. But when presented with a photograph from a 2010 group meeting, her spokesman said that Pelosi had meant she had never had an individual meeting with the ambassador.
The tweet came hours after Trump similarly pressed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, tweeting: “We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!”
And Trump tweeted so quickly that he made spelling errors, and deleted and rewrote the same tweet 4 times. The word is “hereby”