Trump: Russia is 'laughing' at the 'fake news' coverage of his deepening Russian scandal
Pres. Donald Trump gives an angry response during an interview (Screen capture)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday asserted that the Russian government must be "laughing" about the news coverage surrounding the massive scandal that's engulfing his administration.

"Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News," the president tweeted.

The "fake" Russia scandal so far has forced the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, forced the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and has forced the U.S. Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate it.

Despite all this, Trump has insisted that the entire investigation is a "witch hunt" and that he has nothing to hide, even though he is still refusing to release tax returns that could show whether he has any financial ties to Russian oligarchs.