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Trump calls for federal investigation of Clinton's 'acid-washed' emails instead of his campaign

President Trump was up and tweeting early Saturday, offering his thoughts on a range of topics centrally including his desire to see Hillary Clinton under federal investigation instead of his own team.

Trump began by objecting to The Washington Post's Friday night report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did discuss campaign matters with the Russian ambassador last year, contrary to Sessions' account. After a detour to discuss his plans for the day and blame The New York Times for Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still being alive, the president got back to the subject of investigations:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating alleged Trump campaign involvement in Russian election meddling, and Sessions has recused himself from that probe.