Trump's morning Twitter targets: NYC suspect, Elizabeth Warren and his own Justice Department
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President Trump is currently on board Air Force One en route to Honolulu, but he's still tweeting after an active morning on his favorite website — even by his prolific standards — that saw POTUS push the Department of Justice to investigate the Democratic Party over the "rigged" 2016 primaries.
Why it matters: The Department of Justice is an independent entity that remains free of the whims of the president. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation gains steam against Trump campaign surrogates, Trump would benefit from staying out of Justice's way in order to avoid any hints of impropriety.
His DOJ tweetstorm
"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems. New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, [plus] People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it! The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie! Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept."
Note: "Donna B" refers to former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile, who alleged yesterday that the 2016 Democratic primaries were skewed in favor of Hillary Clinton in an explosive op-ed piece, while "Pocahontas" is Trump's preferred nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The rest from this AM
On his Twitter account suspension: "My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact."
On the NYC attack: "ISIS just claimed the Degenerate Animal who killed, and so badly wounded, the wonderful people on the West Side, was 'their soldier.' Based on that, the Military has hit ISIS 'much harder' over the last two days. They will pay a big price for every attack on us!"
On the 2016 Democratic primaries: "Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary! I always felt I would be running and winning against Bernie Sanders, not Crooked H, without cheating, I was right."
On his trip: "Just took off for ceremony @ Pearl Harbor. Will then be heading to Japan, SKorea, China, Vietnam & the Philippines. Will never let you down!"
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