Trump retweets supporters Diamond and Silk on Russia probe

Trump retweets supporters Diamond and Silk on Russia probe

President Trump retweeted a post on Sunday by two supporters known as "Diamond and Silk" demanding that journalists back away from covering investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"The Media Says: The President Should Stop Tweeting about Russia. Well, Why Don't the Media Take Their Own Advice & Stop Talking About It!" the tweet reads.

Diamond and Silk garnered media attention during Trump's 2016 presidential campaign for their series of "Stump for Trump" online videos.

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But the women also came under fire last February after they accused without evidence then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE (R-Fla.) of having lived "a gay lifestyle in his past."

For his part, Trump has frequently railed on Twitter about the law enforcement investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow. 

He has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia and has called the probe a "witch hunt."

His frequent use of Twitter, particularly his posts about the investigation, have drawn the scorn of fellow Republicans and some allies, who argue that by commenting on the probe he is fueling further controversy.