Warren warns Trump his tweets won’t ‘keep your people out of jail’

Elizabeth Warren.
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Elizabeth Warren.

After being mocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back Friday morning, warning his tweets won’t distract federal investigators.

In her own tweet-storm, she accused the president of trying to change the subject after a series of former campaign officials were either indicted or pleaded guilty to charges related to the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump spent the morning Friday complaining that the Department of Justice was not investigating former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s influence over the Democratic National Committee. Clinton has been under fire this week after longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile described the Clinton campaign’s control over the party operation during the 2016 primaries in a excerpt of her new book published in Politico.


Asked this week about whether Clinton’s influence amounted to “rigging” the primary process in her favor, Warren said she thought it did.

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Trump, resurfacing a crude nickname for Warren based on the controversy over her Native American background, brought up her statements in a tweet Friday morning.

But Warren argued on Friday that what happened during the Democratic primaries didn’t compare to the allegations against the Trump campaign.

Warren is no stranger to mixing it up with the president on Twitter. Warren was a favorite target of Trump’s during the presidential campaign, and the two have not exactly mended fences since Trump took office.