WASHINGTON – Donald Trump faced mounting calls on Sunday to react against Russia, after special counsel Robert Mueller revealed indictments on Friday implicating 13 Russians and three business of meddling in the 2016 presidential political election to help Republicans.
Trump has tried to spin the indictments as a private victory, falsely claiming that these people prove his ad campaign did not collude with the international power during the course of the election, and also Russian meddling had absolutely no impact on the outcome.
But the US President has voiced zero interest in the in-depth evidence contained within the indictments, suggesting that all those charged had indeed focused on US democracy via online obstruction from as far back as 2014.
President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday early morning to again slam the ongoing inquiries in-to Russian intervention. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow,” he wrote. “Get smart America!”.
But the president faced an expanding chorus of alarm coming from Democrats and former intelligence officials who argued President Trump had done nothing to safeguard foreseeable future elections from Russian interference and also sought to take his own political capital from the special counsel’s charges.
James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence within the Obama governing body, told CNN: “Above all this unsupported claims listed here, again we’re losing sight of just what is it we are going to do about the threat presented by the Russians. He [President Trump] never talks about that. It’s all about himself.”.
Democratic senator Chris Coons from Delaware urged Trump to impose further sanctions upon Russia immediately after Friday’s reprehension’s, utilizing the ability given to him by means of a bipartisan vote in the senate a year ago.
“To me the most maddening question is why is President Trump failing to act to protect our democracy when there is indisputable proof now that Russia interfered in our 2016 elections,” Coons said to CBS news Sunday.
Coons additionally called for more ideal interaction with allies throughout Europe so as to fight any threat presented from Vladimir Putin.