Trump: Washington ‘actually much worse than anyone ever thought’

Trump: Washington ‘actually much worse than anyone ever thought’
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President Trump in a tweet early Monday said Washington is “actually worse than anyone thought.”

“Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer,” Trump said, adding that “it begins with the Fake News!”

It is unclear what prompted the tweet, which came hours before Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed hearing.

Kushner, who is also a senior White House adviser, has emerged as a person of interest in ongoing investigations into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

He has faced scrutiny over his previously undisclosed meetings with Russian nationals and officials, and it was recently revealed that he attended a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer promising compromising information about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night Opera singers perform outside White House during fourth day of protests MORE.

"After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerData confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue Pollster: Kavanaugh will get Dem votes Democrats slam Trump for considering Putin’s ’absurd’ request to question Americans MORE just stated that 'Democrats should blame ourselves,not Russia.'" Trump said in a subsequent tweet on Monday morning.

Congressional Democrats will reveal their economic agenda later on Monday.

In the buildup to that announcement, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on Sunday that Democrats "didn't tell people what we stood for" in the 2016 election. 

This report was updated at 6:58 a.m.