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President Trump continued to vent his frustration at ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, tweeting a familiar suggestion that Democrats have rallied behind election meddling allegations in order to de-legitimize Trump's surprise win and explain away the loss of their nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Trump's Monday morning tweet appeared to reference comments from Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) published in a Washington Post report on Democrats' attempt to recover from their election loss by launching a new progressive-leaning economic agenda.

Schumer did not suggest in the Post interview that he doubted the assessment of the FBI and multiple U.S. intelligence agencies, which agree that Russia meddled in the election with the aim of manipulating the results in Trump's favor.

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President Trump took a new swipe at Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" and wondering why Sessions isn't digging into Hillary Clinton's alleged contacts with Russia.

Fuming about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions as to whether his campaign colluded with foreign officials, Trump again focused his ire on Sessions, who was once one of the president's closest allies.

Trump's tweet came just hours before his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, traveled to Capitol Hill to be interviewed about his meetings with Russians.

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President Trump on Monday morning criticized the Democratic leader of the House investigation into Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 election, calling Burbank Rep. Adam Schiff "sleazy" and "biased."

Schiff is the highest ranking Democrat on the House Select Intelligence Committee, which is examining whether the Trump campaign assisted in Russia's efforts. The committee is meeting behind closed doors Tuesday to hear from Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

The investigation has catapulted Schiff into the national spotlight. Schiff has become a frequent guest on cable and Sunday morning news shows, and has turned to Twitter, the president's preferred medium, to respond directly to Trump.

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President Trump boards Air Force One on Saturday.
President Trump boards Air Force One on Saturday. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

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President Trump sought to turn up the pressure on Republican lawmakers Sunday, tweeting that if they fail to pass legislation to roll back his predecessor's healthcare law, "the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!"

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trump was referring to political repercussions for lawmakers or those that would be felt by Americans seeking health coverage absent the passage of legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

The president has said in the past that Republicans should let Obamacare "fail" if they can't reach an agreement to repeal it. He raised the suggestion last week when the latest GOP-backed effort to advance healthcare legislation collapsed in the Senate.

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A day after unleashing a barrage of angry tweets venting his frustration at the widening investigation into suspected Russian election interference and possible collusion with members of his campaign team, President Trump turned his ire against members of his own political party.

In tweets Sunday, Trump accused Republicans of "doing little to protect their President" while again brushing aside the probe as a "phony Russian Witch Hunt."

In the past, Trump has suggested that Democrats concocted the allegation that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election as an excuse for losing the race.

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President Trump speaks during the commissioning of the Gerald R. Ford on July 22, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.
President Trump speaks during the commissioning of the Gerald R. Ford on July 22, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.

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The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford came to life Saturday in a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, a time-honored tradition that ushered in a new generation of naval sea power.

Ship sponsor Susan Ford Bales made the call that sent dozens of sailors in crisp white uniforms running onto the first-in-class ship that bears her father's name. President Trump and Navy leaders looked on.

The grand ceremony designated the Ford as a United States ship and places it in active service. It won't be ready to deploy until 2021, but Saturday will still go down in naval history. The Navy last commissioned a first-in-class aircraft carrier in 1975, a ceremony in Norfolk presided over by President Ford himself.

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President Trump woke up Saturday with a lot on his mind.

It's all there in his Twitter feed.

Trump sent 10 tweets starting about 3:30 a.m. and ending shortly before he left the White House on a trip to Norfolk, Va., where he helped hand over a new aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, to the Navy.

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President Trump, in one of a long string of Saturday morning tweets venting various frustrations, confirmed that he is pondering presidential pardons related to the probe into his campaign's potential collusion with Russia.

In the tweet, Trump said a president "has complete power to pardon," suggesting he believes he can pardon himself, or is at least not ruling it out.

There are mixed opinions as to whether the law would allow him to pardon himself.