President Trump called out Hillary Clinton in his newly reactivated Twitter page on Friday morning, Trump reiterated revelations issued by a key Democratic Party insider about Hillary Clinton’s alleged backroom deals as he also called for the Justice Department to launch an investigation into a series of scandals touching upon the party and its 2016 candidate.
“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems,” Trump tweeted early Friday. “New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus…”
Trump was referring to the latest round of allegations raised by former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile, who claimed that, just as his supporters suspected, the committee was rigged to hand the 2016 Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Brazile made the explosive claim on Thursday.
“I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested,” Brazile wrote in a piece for Politico Magazine. “By Sept. 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.”
According to Brazile, the proof was a joint fundraising agreement document between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund and Hillary for America. The document had been signed in August 2015, four months after Clinton announced her candidacy and a year before she officially secured the nomination over Sanders.
“The agreement –signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC and Robby Mook, with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised,” Brazile wrote. “Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decision on all the other staff.”
President Trump responded to the claims against Hillary Clinton on Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”
“It’s illegal, number one, and it’s really unfair to Bernie Sanders,” Trump said. “I’m not a Bernie Sanders fan, although I must say I got a lot of his votes when he was thrown out. Many of those people voted for me because of trade because I agreed with him on trade…But that was, I thought that was terrible.”
"Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, led by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Let’s go FBI & Justice Dept.," Trump tweeted again. 'Pochahontas,' when used by the president, is typically about Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Warren, D-Mass was asked during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN Thursday, whether she believed the DNC was rigged, to which the senator simply responded, "Yes."
The next day saw President Trump grabbing the opportunity to add the Brazile bombshell to a list of allegations and situations that he wants his Justice Department to investigate, including her “deleted E-mails” and “the Server,” pointing back to the months-long Clinton email investigation.
President Trump also addressed the controversial Obama-era Uranium One deal. The deal, which was made in 2010 concerns the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company. The U.S. was involved because the sale gave the Russians control of part of the uranium supply in the U.S. Clinton, at the time, was secretary of state.
He also referred to “Podesta,” though it is unclear if he was referring to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta, or his brother, Clinton’s longtime confidante and 2016 campaign manager John Podesta.
Tony Podesta stepped down from his lobbying firm sometime this week, in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe expanding to question Podesta’s Foreign Agent Registration (FARA) filings, and whether he was in violation of that law.
Podesta’s spokesperson told Fox News that they were compliant with their FARA filings and were “fully” cooperating with Mueller’s team.
President Trump also tweeted again underscoring the need for a federal probe. "…People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!" Trump tweeted.
Trump’s tweets Friday morning come from his newly-reactivated account, that had been shut down for 11-minutes on Thursday. He blamed a “rogue employee.