Trump Makes Serious Accusation Against the FBI From Twitter.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday asserted that the FBI is “tainted” and it is using a “bogus” dossier alleging ties between his campaign and Russia to go after him.
“WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!” Trump tweeted.
Trump seemed to reference a segment from “Fox & Friends,” a TV show that the president watches and often praises.
GOP Rep. Francis Rooney on Tuesday also raised doubt about the FBI’s intentions.
The Florida congressman said during an interview on MSNBC that the “American people have very high standards” for government agencies and suggested they aren’t being met.
Rooney said the agency – and in particular Peter Strzok, a top FBI agent who was involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation – needs to be purged.
“I would like to see the directors of those agencies purge it,” Rooney said. “And say, look, we’ve got a lot of great agents, a lot of great lawyers here, those are the people that I want the American people to see and know the good works being done, not these people who are kind of the deep state.”
The president's Tuesday tweet followed a series the president posted over the holiday weekend bashing the FBI and its leadership.
On Saturday and Sunday, Trump targeted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose role in the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server has come under scrutiny because his wife, Jill McCabe, accepted $450,000 in campaign contributions from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s PAC and more than $207,000 from the state Democratic Party when she ran for Virginia state Senate in 2015 — money donated before McCabe was promoted to deputy director.