Podesta doubles down on Trump criticism with WaPost op-ed

Podesta doubles down on Trump criticism with WaPost op-ed

Before Podesta's pit-stop response, others stood in for him Friday morning, offering snappy responses.

Just ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam Hillary Clinton's campaign chief John Podesta. He began his tweeting by writing about his trip to Poland where he received a warm welcome and delivered a speech to a cheering crowd. He insisted that as head of Clinton's campaign he turned over Clinton's controversial private servers but had nothing to do with the DNC and their servers.

During the campaign, Podesta's personal emails here hacked.

"As president, Trump is supposed to be doing his job representing the United States in a respectable fashion to make sure we maintain and enhance our standing around the world".

It looks a whole lot like, in his effort to stir the pot, Trump is conflating Podesta's own hacked emails with the DNC's.

"Maybe you might try to find a way to mention that to President Putin", Podesta tweeted. Podesta's emails were indeed compromised by hackers connected to Russia's intelligence agencies, but they were not on the Democratic National Committee's server.

Podesta wouldn't have the DNC server to turn over.

He then urged Trump to "get a grip". "Dude, get your head in the game", Podesta tweeted.

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Again, Podesta: "I had nothing to do with the Democratic National Committee - I chaired Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign".

Podesta later responded to Trump on Twitter, explaining why his claim was false and telling him to "get a grip, man".

God only knows what our president will be tweeting by the time my wife and I get to Utah.

"DNC worked with Federal Bureau of Investigation to kick out Russians".

On Thursday while in Warsaw, the president criticized America's intelligence agencies, a former USA president (Barack Obama) and his country's news media.

There remains an ongoing investigation into Trump's potential ties with Russian Federation, and for his part, the president has regularly cast doubt on the intelligence community's assertion that the Kremlin was involved in the hack.

The meddling "could be Russian Federation", he said, but "a lot of people interfere" and other countries may have been involved.

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