President Donald Trump is scheduled to fly to South Florida Friday afternoon where he plans to meet with those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Trump chose to make it about the Russian probe rather than the tragedy, by suggesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have nabbed Cruz if it hadn't been preoccupied with trying to prove his campaign colluded with the Russians.
He added, "There are actions we should be taking town crease the pressure on Russian Federation to back off". The caller provided information about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting", the statement said.
Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign.
President Trump said Friday that the indictments against 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 presidential election show that his campaign didn't collude with Moscow, and that he beat Hillary Clinton fair and square.
Wray apologized in a rare statement admitting the FBI's missteps.
Coons said, "We aren't".
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, "This is the criminal conspiracy".
United States and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS
The still-functional LEE-B mechanism that was removed last month was temporarily mounted on an external storage platform. While that's a lot of weight for a person to lift on Earth, the equipment doesn't weigh anything in microgravity .
It was the 18th school shooting of the year and sparked renewed calls for gun control.
"If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a bad tragedy and how nothing is going to be done about it, Im going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association", Gonzalez said in her impassioned address.
The president has fired off multiple tweets about what the indictments do and do not mean since Friday.
He also took the opportunity to attack Democrats for failing to pass gun control legislation during Obama's eight years in the White House. (As the Daily Beast points out, last fall he told reporters after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin "I really believe" Putin when he says he did not meddle in the election.) In different tweet that morning, Trump admired his 2016 presidential bid. "But wasn't I a great candidate?" he added.
"If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the US then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams", he tweeted.
The president also addressed the assessment of top US intelligence officials that Russians were able to sow discord in 2016 through the use of social media, saying "they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams".