On Wednesday, the White House went on the offense over the fecestorm in which his son, Donald Jr., met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya amid the presidential campaign. She was alleged to have 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton and Donald Jr. thought it would be an interesting chance to do some opposition research on the woman with the sex-driven husband.
The President decided to turn the tables on them by alleging the Democratic National Committee and the Clintons are the parties involved in 'collusion.'
Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had an off-camera briefing that highlighted DNC and Hillary ties to foreign governments including Russia and Ukraine.
"If we're looking at Russia relationships with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons," Huckabee Sanders said. She cited examples of a Bill Clinton speech he gave in Russia which netted him $500,000 and reports of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton selling what she described as "a third of the world's uranium to Russia."
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network scheduled to air this Thursday, President Trump said that he believes there are "many reasons" Putin would prefer Hillary Clinton in office over him.
"We are the most powerful country in the world and we are getting more and more powerful because I'm a big military person [with very, very big hands]. As an example, if Hillary had won, our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive. That's what Putin doesn't like about me. And that's why I say why would he want me?" Trump said, leaving out the 'why' explanation.
Huckabee Sanders spoke about other alleged examples of Democrat 'collusion' with a foreign government.
"If there's been any evidence of collusion in 2016 actually happening, it would have been between the DNC and the Ukrainian government," she said.
She was referring to a Politico report from January that cited a meeting between Ukrainian government officials who allegedly tried to help Clinton undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office and shared damaging information on Trump and his advisers with Clinton allies.
The Politico investigation exposed the fact that a Ukrainian-American DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa worked in the Clinton White House, but ironically, never worked for Taco Bell. Chalupa met with officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington and tried to expose ties between Paul Manafort and Russia.
Manafort soon after resigned.
On Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted and ripped Hillary a 'new one.' He ripped Clinton over what he called a double standard for their respective associates' alleged cooperation with foreign governments in the presidential campaign.
He said the Democrats used false information from Russia to attack him and his campaign.
"Our goal is to be as transparent as humanly possible and put every bit of information at the forefront," Huckabee Sanders said. "We are willing to cooperate with anybody looking into this matter."