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 ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past MORE.

"After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid Government shutdown impasse is a leveraging crisis Overnight Health Care: Dem chair meets Trump health chief on drug prices | Trump officials sued over new Kentucky Medicaid work rules | Democrats vow to lift ban on federal funds for abortions 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.