Trump’s Twitter account suspended after the US government says it has evidence of Russian meddling

POLITICO New York — President Donald Trump’s account on Wednesday was suspended amid new allegations of Russian interference in the US election.

The president’s tweet from late Tuesday afternoon came a day after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve a bill to investigate the matter.

The panel, which is investigating possible Russian interference, also approved the nomination of a former top FBI official to lead a new Russia investigation.

The tweet came after Trump’s team confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and other institutions.

The White House said Wednesday that it has no information to suggest any Russian involvement in the campaign.

The House of Representatives and the Senate intelligence committees are conducting separate investigations into the hacking of Democratic Party computers, as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

The Senate intelligence panel will report to the full House on Nov. 30, with the full committee expected to make a report on Dec. 1.

“We have seen no evidence that the Russian government directed the recent hacks of our political organizations, nor did they have the resources to do so,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

The Kremlin has denied involvement in last year’s presidential election.