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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE late Saturday railed against the indictment of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge finds Stone violated gag order, blocks him from using social media Counterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order 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 ClintonMatt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' What to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much McConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch 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 (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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.