On Monday night, President Donald Trump took to Twitter with his “INFLATED” response to the latest revelation with respect to the Russian investigation into interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
On Monday, GOP lawmakers sitting on the House Intelligence Committee stated that they had found no evidence that there was any collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Russia’s attempt to influence the outcome of the presidential race.
The Republican panel also took a firm stance in declaring that while there was Russian interference in the election, the country’s efforts to do so was not of any help to Trump. The GOP’s findings were strikingly at odds with that of United States intelligence agencies.
Obviously elated by the news, Trump welcomed the GOP’s findings with open arms, and even sent out an enthusiastic all caps tweet:
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
The drafted report from the House Intelligence Committee comes after a yearlong investigation by Republican members who neglected to share the details with their Democratic colleagues; and the report was heavily scrutinized by Democrats as a partisan gift to President Trump.
In a statement he made on Monday, Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said that the report represents a “tragic milestone” and a “capitulation to the executive branch.”
The GOP’s report will not be seen by the public until Democrats have had the opportunity to review the findings and the intelligence community has decided exactly what information can be made public, which could take weeks.
Trump’s rant immediately gained the attention of Trump’s critics on Twitter, who were quick to call out Trump for his lack of etiquette on social media. The use of all-caps when posting online is often code for yelling:
He's going ALL CAPS. You never go ALL CAPS. Jesus, get the net. https://t.co/9O0oOtxtyg
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 13, 2018
NOTHING SCREAMS INNOCENCE LIKE ALL-CAPS! https://t.co/q8Z9Dgb7Jx
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) March 13, 2018
— Allie (@Allie_223) March 13, 2018
Trump's poker tell would be yelling I HAVE VERY GOOD CARDS PROBABLY THE WINNING HAND DON'T BET IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE MONEY BECAUSE I AM GOING TO WIN THIS HAND https://t.co/G7HflEBbAA
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) March 13, 2018
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 13, 2018
— Simon Williams (@SimonCWNotNZnow) March 13, 2018
IT'S NOT FAIR, TO DENY ME, OF THE CROSS I BEAR THAT YOU GAVE TO ME YOU, YOU, YOU OUGHTA KNOW https://t.co/LNIRkDFXG6
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) March 13, 2018
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