- President Donald Trump railed against comments made in jest by Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia.
- During a fundraising retreat at Martha’s Vineyard, Warner reportedly joked that if he had “one more glass of wine,” he might reveal information on the Russia investigation that only he and special counsel Robert Mueller knew.
- Trump suggested Warner’s comments could have been made “in a near drunken state.”
President Donald Trump railed against comments about the Russia investigation made in jest by Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and suggested they could have been made “in a near drunken state.”
“Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows,” Trump tweeted. “Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?”
Trump was referring to Warner’s comments made during a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee retreat at Martha’s Vineyard on Friday evening.
Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, jokingly said that he might disclose information on the ongoing Russian investigation that only he and special counsel Robert Mueller were privy to.
“If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know,” Warner said, according to Politico.
“If you think you’ve seen wild stuff so far, buckle up,” Warner added. “It’s going to be a wild couple of months.”
Warner later admitted his comments were “a bad joke,” according to The Washington Examiner: “You know how seriously I take this investigation,” Warner said. “We’re going to follow the facts.”
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