UPDATE 12:34 p.m.:
Trump doubled down on his claims that the leaks about ties to Russia were attempts to cover up for Hillary Clinton's election loss during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also called the leaks "illegal," months after saying, "I love WikiLeaks" when it revealed information that was damaging to Clinton.
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: Trump insisted the "real scandal" was that leaks were occurring.
UPDATE 8:03 a.m.: FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver pointed out a contradiction in Trump's tweets.
Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
UPDATE 7:44 a.m.: Trump then implied the Obama administration was too soft on Russia.
Thank you to Eli Lake of The Bloomberg View - "The NSA & FBI...should not interfere in our politics...and is" Very serious situation for USA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
UPDATE 7:33 a.m.: Trump said the NSA and FBI "should not interfere in our politics."
UPDATE 7:22 a.m.: Trump said the intelligence community was illegally leaking information.
This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
UPDATE 7:10 a.m.: Trump said the reports of ties to Russia are an election-based coverup.
ORIGINAL STORY: President Trump's first tweet Wednesday morning attacked the news media, which he said was "going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred."
The exception to this rule was Fox News, particularly "Fox & Friends."
This comes after a tumultuous day in the Trump administration, as it dealt with the fallout of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation and a New York Times report that many campaign aides had contact with Russia during the campaign.
Here's the full tweet.
It's not the first time he's praised Fox News over other networks.