A former CNN journalist who tweeted about a Trump tweet about Russia conspiracy theories has accused the president of “making it up.”
On Friday, former CNN reporter Matt Fuller tweeted that “it was my responsibility to tell everyone about this tweet.”
He later apologized for “tearing apart my colleagues” reputation, telling ABC News he is “disgusted” by Trump’s tweets.
Fuller, who worked at CNN from 2014 to 2017, tweeted that he “went through the tweets,” and “I found the tweets to be offensive and false.”
He added that he was “furious” by the president’s tweet.
Fullers defense of Trump comes as he faces multiple investigations into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia.
A week ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced it was conducting an inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The committee also issued a subpoena for emails from former campaign manager Paul Manafort and a former campaign aide, Rick Gates.
Manafort resigned from the Trump team in August after it was revealed that he had received payments from pro-Russian interests in Ukraine, while Gates was appointed as the Trump’s campaign chairman in July 2016.
Both men are accused of having a hand in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Ukrainian oligarch who allegedly promised to supply $1 billion in “currency for the Russian president’s election campaign.”
The House Intelligence Committee has also opened an investigation into Manafort’s work on behalf of the Trump presidential campaign.
Trump is currently serving a six-month prison sentence for lying to the FBI about his contact with the Russian government, and his pardon of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in January was later reversed by the Justice Department.CNN’s Brooke Baldwin contributed to this report.