The White House branded the federal budget impasse, which appeared to be ending on Monday, as the “Schumer Shutdown” in its attempt to pin the blame on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).
But it wasn’t just Republicans using that phrase during the weekend government shutdown. Independent analysts said Twitter accounts linked to Russia have spread the same message.
Following close behind was #releasethememo, a reference to a classified document prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes, a Tulare Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee.
Some Republicans are pushing to make the memo public, saying it reveals corruption in how federal investigators probed President Trump’s campaign for its contacts with Russia. Democrats say the memo distorts facts.