President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning accusing the intelligence community of illegally leaking sensitive information regarding his administration's ties to Russia, and jumping on the opportunity to skewer former challenger Hillary Clinton.
Trump, whose young presidency is already mired in scandal after the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn over his conversations with Russia regarding easing sanctions, sent a barrage of tweets early Wednesday calling that and other intel leaks "fake news" and "conspiracy theories."
"The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred," Trump wrote in his first tweet of the morning, calling CNN and MSNBC "unwatchable" while praising Fox News' morning program "Fox and Friends."
He continued: "The Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign."
The flurry went on, with the president lambasting security agencies for illegally leaking information to "fake news" sources and saying the FBI and CIA shouldn't interfere with politics.