Warren knocks Trump: Tweets won't 'keep your people out of jail'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenForgiving K in school loans would free 36 million student borrowers from debt: data IRS chief warns of unpaid taxes hitting trillion Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  MORE (D-Mass.) is firing back at President Trump after he called her "Pocahontas" and referenced her criticism of the Democrat's 2016 presidential primary. 

Warren, seen as a leading Democratic contender in 2020 if she chooses to run for president, said Trump is trying "to change the subject" after his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. 

"You might think your tweets are cute ... but they won’t stop Mueller's investigation or keep your people out of jail," Warren tweeted on Friday.

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Trump has called on the FBI to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants How Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 MORE and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over its political activities during the party's 2016 primary process. 

Former interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile, in an excerpt from her new book, cites a fundraising agreement put into place before she took over as chairwoman as “proof” that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged in Clinton’s favor. 

Warren, asked by CNN whether she thought the primary was rigged against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more police' Briahna Joy Gray: IRS needs proper enforcement mechanisms to tax wealthy Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  MORE (I-Vt.), Clinton's opponent in the race, offered a simple "yes" on Thursday.

That led Trump to mention her during a morning series of tweets. In doing so, Trump brought back his derisive “Pocahontas” nickname for Warren — a derogatory reference to her claims of Native American heritage.

"Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept," Trump tweeted.

Warren countered on Friday that while the Democratic Party "shouldn't play favorites ... that's a whole lot different from illegally conspiring with Russia. The FBI knows the difference." 

"Slurs, lies & trash talk won’t stop the FBI from doing its job. This isn't a dictatorship. It's our democracy. And it's stronger than you," she added.