Trump to host school shooting victims for listening session


Trump said late Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect and argued that agents are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign".

The claim is both demonstrably false and hypocritical, given his own frequent demands for investigations of his former opponent, Hillary Clinton.

President Donald Trump has launched a stinging attack on the FBI and United States lawmakers over the investigation into Russian election interference, while seemingly politicising the Florida high school massacre. The investigator said Cruz was suffering from depression and on medication and had told Lynda Cruz he planned to buy a gun, but she couldn't determine why.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, Trump accused President Barack Obama of failing to do enough to stop Russian election interference and belittled Representative Adam Schiff, of the House intelligence committee that is investigating Russia's actions.

The President lashed out at law enforcers saying they "missed all of the many signals" from Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with killing 17 people in the Valentine's Day massacre.

The US Secret Service confirmed the incident but said it was resolved once it was determined that the driver was in "lawful possession" of the weapon.

Hogg was responding to Trump's tweet Saturday that Democrats hadn't passed any gun control measures during the brief time they controlled Congress with a supermajority in the Senate.

'Get back to the basics and make us all proud!'

Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association and who ran on a platform opposing gun control.

"He's just messed up", Ciaramello said of Cruz, who was also in JROTC.

"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems", the president tweeted. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

Students who survived the deadly shooting at a Florida high school last week are organizing marches and walkouts aimed at urging federal lawmakers to act to end gun violence.

Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign.

Several lawmakers rejected Trump's linking of the FBI's missteps in preventing the shooting to the Russian Federation probe. "The reality of it is, is that they are two separate issues", Republican Senator Tim Scott said on the CBS "Face the Nation" program.

The crowd, singling Trump out as one of the politicians receiving huge financial support from the NRA, called for tougher restrictions on guns, with Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Florida high school, telling the press that gun control is a "matter of life and death", and "not a political question".



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