The president was also reviving unproved allegations that Mrs. Clinton was part of a quid pro quo in which the Clinton Foundation received donations in exchange for her support as secretary of state for a business deal that gave Russia control over a large share of uranium production in the United States.
And he was returning to questions about Mrs. Clintonâs use of a private email server and how James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, handled an investigation into the matter, which was closed with no charges being filed. Mr. Trump initially cited the email case as a reason for firing Mr. Comey before conceding that it was because of the Russia inquiry.
The presidentâs Twitter fusillade came as he and his advisers braced for the first public action by Robert S. Mueller III, the special prosecutor named after Mr. Comeyâs ouster to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. As part of his inquiry, Mr. Mueller is believed to be examining whether there was collusion between Mr. Trumpâs campaign and Moscow, and whether the president obstructed justice when he fired Mr. Comey.
CNN reported on Friday that a federal grand jury in Washington had approved the first charges in Mr. Muellerâs investigation, and that plans had been made for anyone charged to be taken into custody as early as Monday. CNN said the target of the charges was unclear. The New York Times has not confirmed that charges have been approved.
Multiple congressional committees have undertaken their own investigations into Russian meddling in the elections, following up on the conclusion of United States intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to sway the contest in favor of Mr. Trump â an idea that he has frequently dismissed as a hoax.
Speaking on NBCâs âMeet the Pressâ on Sunday, Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, said the president had been âtoo defensiveâ about Mr. Muellerâs inquiry. âWe ought to instead focus on the outrage that the Russians meddled in our elections,â said Mr. Portman, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling the response to the Russia investigation, said that the presidentâs tweets were âunrelated to the activities of the special counsel, with whom he continues to cooperate.â
The tweets came days after House Republicans announced that they were opening new investigations into two of Mr. Trumpâs most frequently cited grievances: the Obama Justice Departmentâs investigation of Mrs. Clintonâs emails and the uranium deal.
Mr. Trump is working to fuel those inquiries. The White House acknowledged on Friday that the president had urged the Justice Department to lift a gag order on an informant in a federal investigation into Russiaâs attempts to gain a foothold in the United Statesâ uranium industry during the Obama administration.
Critics called the move improper presidential interference in a federal criminal inquiry, but Mr. Trumpâs advisers said he was merely encouraging transparency.
In recent days, Mr. Trump has suggested that he believes that the questions he has been raising about Mrs. Clintonâs conduct should put to rest any allegations about his own actions, and end the scrutiny of Russiaâs meddling in the election.
âThis was the Democrats coming up with an excuse for losing an election,â Mr. Trump told reporters last week. âThey lost it by a lot. They didnât know what to say, so they made up the whole Russia hoax. Now itâs turning out that the hoax has turned around, and you look at whatâs happened with Russia, and you look at the uranium deal, and you look at the fake dossier. So thatâs all turned around.â
Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who serves on the Intelligence Committee, said on CBSâs âFace the Nationâ on Sunday that while she had seen âlots of evidence that the Russians were very active in trying to influence the elections,â she had yet to encounter âany definitive evidence of collusion.â