Trump points to 'total phony conjob' dossier, 'fake news' in railing against Stone indictment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE late Saturday railed against the indictment of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneNew filing suggests Mueller has evidence Stone communicated with WikiLeaks Judge in Roger Stone case restricts public comments Stone takes shot at Mueller's office in new filing MORE, insisting that he did not work with his longtime confidant "anywhere near the Election" and complaining that the focus should instead be on obstacles his campaign faced in 2016.

In a series of tweets, Trump cited allegations in Stone's indictment that data was released during the 2016 campaign to damage then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea MORE.

The president suggested he was subject to similar campaigns, pointing to the so-called Steele dossier, which he dubbed a "total phony conjob."

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The dossier contained several salacious allegations, some of which were unverified, about Trump's relationship to Russia. The dossier was published by BuzzFeed in January 2017, after the election.

The president also argued via Twitter he was subjected to "one sided Fake Media coverage (collusion with Crooked H?)," and "bias by Facebook and many others." 

Some Republicans have levied allegations that Facebook and other social media platforms are biased against conservatives, a charge those companies have sought to address.

Trump has sought to distance himself from Stone in the wake of his arrest on Friday morning.

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE allege Stone lied to Congress about his interactions regarding WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked emails from high-level Democrats that U.S. intelligence officials later tied to a broader plot by the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

Stone is also accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian interference.

Stone, an informal adviser on Trump's 2016 campaign, has professed his innocence and maintained he will not testify against the president. 

With Stone's arrest, six former Trump associates have been implicated in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The White House has insisted in each case that the president did nothing wrong.