President Donald Trump on Wednesday apparently interrupted a scheduled intelligence briefing to tweet about FBI text messages which he suggests vindicates him in the Russia investigation.
FBI agent text messages released this week were hyped by conservative media as proof that President Barack Obama wanted to spy on then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
And although Trump was scheduled to receive an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m. ET, he was instead tweeting about the text messages at 11:10 a.m.
NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018
The fact that Trump likely delayed or interrupted his intelligence briefing was not lost on members of the media.
Trump apparently tweeted this during his daily intelligence briefing, which White House schedule says was to start at 11 am https://t.co/Dey2DZnmNH
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) February 7, 2018
Fox News had a report on the texts starting around 11:03 this AM
Meanwhile, the official White House schedule said POTUS was getting his intel briefing at 11, https://t.co/Y7AIuU49ge
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 7, 2018
Trump’s public schedule had him receiving his intelligence briefing at 11AM. He tweeted this at 11:10. https://t.co/3EWKReaNex
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 7, 2018