Donald Trump blames FBI Russia investigation for school shooting

Asked by CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about the President's tweet, Nicole Hockley, whose six-year-old child was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, said she thought Trump was trying to link the FBI's actions on Russian Federation and the Florida shooting in an effort to distract.

Trump sparked anger among many Twitter users - but perhaps none so much as Arizona State Congressman and Iraqi War veteran Ruben Gallego - who went so far as to call the president a psychopath.

On Friday the agency said its agents failed to investigate the reports.

"Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn't going to cut it", Scott said in a statement. She's pressing for a ban on assault-type weapons and for laws enabling family members, guardians or police to ask judges to strip gun rights temporarily from people who show warning signs of violence. "We see the tragic consequences of those failures", he said in a statement.

He then pivoted to politics late Saturday with his allegations against the FBI - though the federal government's investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race and collusion with the Trump campaign has been led by special prosecutor Robert Mueller since last May. This isn't acceptable. They're spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there's no collusion.

It later turned out that Cruz was not being secretive about his plans, as he openly discussed becoming "professional school shooter" in the comment section of a YouTube video and posted messages about buying a gun on Snapchat. Authorities, however, determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.

She said the President also spoke on Friday with Senator John Cornyn of Texas about legislation to revamp the system that the senator helped introduce past year.

James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that the president was not focusing on the bigger threat.

"He's making the point we'd like our Federal Bureau of Investigation agencies to not be focused on something that is clearly a hoax, in terms of investigating the Trump campaign".

He was armed with an AR-15 rifle, which he used to carry out the rampage.

Last week's shooting in Florida simply put all of those requests for legislation to deal with guns on repeat for Democrats. He had less to say to the grief and sorrow gripping a shocked community and nation after the deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. According to CNN, Cruz's stepmother, who died past year, used to the call local police on a regular basis to complain about Cruz's "threats, self-harming, and violence-prone behaviors". But how were we supposed to know what would happen?

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018.

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