Lieu: Are Russians writing Trump tweets?

Lieu: Are Russians writing Trump tweets?
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday questioned a series of “desperate tweets” from President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE following charges filed against Russians for interfering in the 2016 election.

“I can’t tell if @POTUS is writing them, or if it’s someone from Russia’s Internet Research Agency. Also, when is Trump going to implement the bipartisan congressional sanctions?” Lieu tweeted.

The congressman was responding to a tweet from Trump that said “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” because the ongoing probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


The Department of Justice on Friday announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for allegedly attempting to interfere in the 2016 election. The indictment says the goal of the Russians was to support then-candidate Donald Trump, and damage his opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE.

In the two days since the indictment, Trump has sent roughly a dozen tweets about the Russia investigation, railing against the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling, blaming the Obama administration for not doing more, and arguing the indictment vindicates him and his campaign from allegations of collusion with Moscow.

Congress last year overwhelmingly voted to approve new sanctions against Russia in response to the election meddling, but the Trump administration has yet to implement them.

Meanwhile, multiple congressional committees are conducting investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE is leading a criminal probe on the same subject.