Trump seeks to shift narrative after Stone indictment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE on Saturday attempted to shift attention surrounding the indictment of his former informal adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference Prosecutors ask to air clip from 'The Godfather Part II' during Roger Stone trial MORE.

Trump took to Twitter to list a group of former government officials that he alleged had lied in the past, without offering specifics.

"If Roger Stone was indicted for lying to Congress, what about the lying done by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lisa Page & lover, Baker and soooo many others?" Trump wrote, referring to multiple former national security and law enforcement officials he has repeatedly criticized.

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"What about Hillary to FBI and her 33,000 deleted Emails? What about Lisa & Peter’s deleted texts & Wiener’s laptop? Much more!" he added.

Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and ally of the president, was indicted on seven charges Friday as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE's investigation.

He is facing one count of obstruction of justice, one count of witness tampering and five counts of making false statements.

On Friday, Trump accused the FBI of mistreating Stone and suggested that CNN had been tipped off about his early morning arrest in Florida. The network has said it sent a camera crew to Stone's house following a hunch after grand jury activity the previous day.

"Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?" Trump tweeted.

In Saturday's response to the indictment, which is part of Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump attempted to put the focus on several figures he has said need to be investigated.

Trump's tweet comes after the Department of Justice released a report last year on former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBarr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' James Comey shows our criminal justice system works as intended Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence MORE, which concluded there was no evidence to support the claim that political bias affected his work.

The president has also repeatedly feuded with former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats Trump critic Brennan praises his Iran decision: I 'applaud' him MORE, who left his role in January 2017 after briefing Trump on reports that Russia had compromising evidence on him.

Brennan responded to Trump's tweet on Saturday, saying, "If your utter incompetence is not enough to run you out of office, your increasingly obvious political corruption surely will.”

“Your cabal of unprincipled, unethical, dishonest, and sycophantic cronies is being methodically brought to justice,” Brennan tweeted. “We all know where this trail leads."

Trump has also accused former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperEx-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity Former DHS, intelligence leaders launch group to protect presidential campaigns from foreign interference Senate braces for brawl over Trump's spy chief MORE of being related to alleged FBI investigations into his presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page were investigated by House Republicans in a probe that ended last month, while former FBI general counsel James Baker has also been investigated by Congress.

Trump's reference to "Wiener’s laptop" appeared to be about emails from former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAre Democrats turning Trump-like? The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE that were found on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who was married to a top Clinton aide at the time. The FBI investigated the emails in 2016.

Stone, who is set to be arraigned in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, has predicted he won't be convicted in his case. He said during an appearance on CNN late Friday that he has also "never" spoken with Trump about the possibility of a presidential pardon.

Updated: 10:53 p.m.