Trump: Russia collusion story 'a total hoax'

Trump: Russia collusion story 'a total hoax'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE on Monday dismissed the testimony of two former Obama administration officials, saying “the Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax.” 

Trump tweeted Monday evening that acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesTime for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation New Yorker disinvites Bannon from festival following backlash White House confirms Brennan's security clearance has been revoked MORE’ testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee was “old news” and referenced Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperDem strategist: 'Genuine concern' Russia will escalate interference efforts in 2018 Retired admiral resigned from Pentagon advisory committee after writing open letter to Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright law MORE’s statement that there is “no evidence” of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

“Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today --- she said nothing but old news!” Trump wrote on Twitter. 

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“Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russia and Trump,” he added.

Yates and Clapper both testified in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Monday afternoon about Russia’s attempts to interfere in the United States' presidential election.

Yates said during the hearing that she warned the White House that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have been vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians.

Clapper testified that while the Intelligence Community did not assess the impact Russia's actions had on the election, its declassified report did conclude there was "no evidence of influencing voter tallies."

Clapper also testified that he is not aware of any evidence of collusion between Trump campaign staff and Russia.

The president also tweeted that there was no collusion between his campaign staff at the Kremlin. 

“The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?” Trump said.

“Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance. Why doesn't the media report on this? #FakeNews!”