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.

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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 Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE.

"After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Trump officials making changes to drug pricing proposal | House panel advances flavored e-cig ban | Senators press FDA tobacco chief on vaping ban Chad Wolf becomes acting DHS secretary Schumer blocks drug pricing measure during Senate fight, seeking larger action 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.