Trump tweet targets Ukraine

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017

Trump tweet targets Ukraine


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US President Donald Trump has once again tweeted up a storm. In early morning tweets on July 25, he criticised the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s US election. He also raised questions – without offering any evidence – about Ukrainian support for his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

Trump posted that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had “taken a very weak position” toward the Democratic presidential nominee and cited “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – quietly working to boost Clinton”.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, the Republican president’s first six months in office have been shadowed by investigations into possible Russian interference in the election and possible ties between his campaign and Moscow.

The Ukrainian president’s spokesman did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The Ukrainian embassy in Washington denied Kiev had tried to influence the US election.

“We stand by our words that the government of Ukraine didn’t help any candidate in [the] election. Ukraine is proud of bipartisan support in the US,” the embassy posted on Twitter.

Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, also responded to Trump on Twitter: “Trump writes that we interfered in the elections in the USA, while Putin says that we threaten Russia. There was a time when we were peaceful buckwheat sowers who kept themselves to themselves.”

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