'Read my previous 2tweets': GOP senator launches two day tweetstorm imploring Trump to pay attention to issues

Sen. Chuck Grassley implored President Donald Trump’s social media manager to show the president the Iowa Republican’s tweets, particularly those regarding the importance of protecting federal government whistleblowers.

On Saturday, Grassley tweeted a reminder that discouraging whistle-blowing leads to corruption and inefficiency, and in order for Trump to fulfil his campaign promise to “drain the swap,” he needed to protect government employees who speak out against suspected wrongdoing.

Grassley then directly appealed to the White House directly on a series of government accountability issues, including the overclassification of government documents and protecting whistleblowers.

Grassley resumed his tweetstorm Sunday morning, asking the president to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for jailing and killing political opponents, a common practice in Russia that the Kremlin denies. 

Grassley also used to platform to ask, on behalf of his wife, when White House tours were set to resume.

Over the past week, Grassley appeared to be searching for avenues to pressure the president to protect whistleblowers within the new administration.

“Assuming Trump reads your stories, or somebody there reads your stories, tell them that they have got to deal with Chuck Grassley if they don’t treat whistleblowers right,” he told Roll Call in an article published this week. 

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