(CNN) – The president of the USA Donald Trump retweeted an attack that included the mention – without support – of the name of the complainant of the intelligence community in the center of the Ukrainian scandal as part of a series of criticism and conspiring messages during the night.
Trump or someone with access to his Twitter account removed the retuit on Saturday morning.
Other retweets were also reversed, including pro-Trump and anti-democratic memes of suspicious-looking Twitter accounts. But his publication related to the anonymous complainant was the most notable because almost all public officials involved in the investigation of political judgment They agreed that the identity of the original claimant should be protected.
Trump has shared more than 100 posts about the complainant since September, almost completely critical, but until this week he had refrained from sharing any content that pointed directly to a person’s name.
The White House did not respond to a request for comments on Friday night’s retuit and Saturday morning’s reversal.
Some media and far-right personalities have published stories that claim to know the name of the complainant, but their identity is unknown and has not been reported by the mainstream media, including CNN.
On Thursday, the president retweeted a publication of his re-election campaign that contained an article with the person’s supposed name.
Then he shared a publication with the name – without livelihood – on Friday night.
In the early afternoon, one of the lawyers of the intelligence community complainant, Mark Zaid, reiterated a message he has been sharing for months: “Protect the complainant.”
“I guarantee that Republicans who will want #renouncers during the next Democratic administration, whenever possible,” Zaid wrote, “probably will not have had many due to their continued attacks on the integrity of the #WBer legal system.”
Twitter has said that tweets with the unfounded name of the complainant do not violate its rules. However, sharing personal information about the named person, such as your phone number, would be a violation.
Facebook has taken a tougher line on this topic, invoking its politics which prohibits the disclosure of any “witness, informant or activist”. The site has been deleting content with the supposed name.
According to the Trump Twitter Archive, which tracks each president’s post, he shared 55 posts on Friday, mainly retweeting pro-Trump accounts, some of them obscure.
Many of the accounts are anonymous or semi-anonymous, with names that include phrases such as “Trump Lady”, “America First” and “pet lovers in favor of Trump.”
Some of the accounts show signs of being handled by spam operations, but others appear to be true and passionate people who support Trump.
Trump tweeted against the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, calling her “crazy,” an insult he has tweeted seven times in the past five days. Pelosi, in previous responses to Trump’s tweeted insults, he said pray for the president.
He also retweeted people who called Democrats “rats” and videos who said to demonstrate “complicity between DNC [Comité Nacional Demócrata] and Ukraine during the 2016 presidential campaign. ” There has been no evidence of collusion between the National Democratic Committee and Ukraine in the last elections.
Aaron Rupar of Vox, who closely follows the public comments of the president, wrote on Twitter Friday night: “The president of U.S, only today, he retweeted 2 fan accounts for QAnon, a Pizzagate account, an account that compared his followers with a sect, and an account that described Obama as ‘the Muslim scum of Satan’. And this madness is not even a topic on the radar of news “.