Trump targets ‘negative press covfefe’ amid Russian probe

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President Donald Trump tweeted a strange sentence  in the midnight “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet said.But it became a worldwide joke with people tweeeting 127,000 times and ‘liked’ more than 162,000 times.

There are more problems for him than just negative press coverage as former national security adviser Michael Flynn has agreed to  provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee in connection with the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Flynn was forced to resign from the Trump administration for misleading Vice President Mike Pence  and other officials  about discussions he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to Trump’s inauguration. The discussions included the U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Flynn will hand over  initial batch of documents by June 6 related to his businesses as well as some personal documents to  the intelligence committee in response to the two subpoenas sent to him.

Senate intelligence chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and vice chairman Mark Warner of Virginia floated the prospect of holding Flynn in contempt of Congress if he continued withholding the documents.

House oversight committee investigators revealed that Flynn did not disclose payments from Russia’s state-run television, RT, on his request for a security clearance. Similarly, Flynn did not register as a foreign agent while lobbying indirectly for Turkey.

A string of damning revelations poured in in the months since Trump fired Flynn, Trump’s transition team has warned former national security adviser Michael Flynn about the risks of communicating with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Members of Trump’s transition team alerted Flynn in November that any conversations with Kislayk were most likely being monitored, a warning that took place weeks before the two discussed US sanctions on Russia by phone.

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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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