"Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President", he tweeted on Tuesday morning.
Trump went on a Twitter rampage Tuesday in response to the indictment of three of his former campaign staffers, deriding the coverage as "Fake News", and claiming the "biggest story" of Monday was the stepping down of Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist being eyed by investigators, from his firm.
Podesta's decision to leave the Podesta Group was announced to the firm on Monday morning, Politico reported, and came a week after it was revealed that the government was investigating whether Podesta violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires individuals that lobby for foreign entities to disclose activities on behalf of those entities to the Department of Justice. What he know about Crooked Dems is.
"He and his brother [John Podesta] could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled", Trump tweeted.
Big brother Tony Podesta has been a pivotal figure in DC, where he has made a fortune off lobbying efforts. Both Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them. Charges ranged from conspiracy against the United States to failure to file reports of foreign banks and financial accounts.More news: CNN fact-checks White House briefing in real time
"At the direction of Manafort and Gates, Company A and Company B engaged in extensive lobbying", according to the indictment.
The Podesta Group has repeatedly insisted that it was unaware that Manafort was using the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine to improve the image of then-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.
The investigation into Podesta and his firm initially started when Manafort's finances were examined by Mueller's unit. She and a senior group will be launching a new firm in the next one or two days.
About a half dozen of its clients have cut ties with the firm this year.
On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Tony Podesta's lawyer Geoff Garinther with Venable LLP, demanded the show "immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta Group". So far in 2017, the Podesta Group has raked in nearly $16 million in lobbying fees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. "His excuse? Us. That's right".
The inquiry is reportedly into Podesta's work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which was not disclosed until after payments from the group to Podesta's firm were discovered by the press.