Trump Slams FBI And DOJ On His Way To Quantico

Cheryl Sanders
December 16, 2017

How many times has that question been asked?

Trump's comments to reporters about the FBI probe of Clinton's email practices came as he left the White House for the speech in Quantico, Virginia, and an hour after an aide said newly revealed FBI records show there is "extreme bias" against Trump among senior leadership at the FBI.

Despite Flynn's and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos' guilty pleas and the felony charges filed against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign associate Rick Gates - all of which stem from Mueller's investigation - during Friday's scrum, Trump dismissed the Russian Federation investigation as "a Democrat hoax... an excuse for losing the election".

The text were uncovered in July as part of an ongoing investigation by the DOJ inspector general into how the FBI handled the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. The Justice Department closed that case without filing charges. "It's a very sad thing to watch".

"It's very sad when you look at the documents, and how they have done that is really disgraceful", the president said, apparently referring to a batch of text messages critical of Trump between a former agent and FBI lawyer involved with the Mueller investigation released this week.

The president also said Friday that it was premature to discuss whether he would pardon Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who pleaded guilty this month to lying to the FBI in connection with the investigation.

"I want you to know that with me as your president, America's police will have a true friend and loyal champion in the White House-more loyal than anyone else can be, I tell you", Trump said. Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation reports containing the controversial text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are believed to be a clear indicator of an extremely negative bias that has been surrounding President Trump well before his candidacy. We'll see what happens.

Christopher A. Wray, FBI director, defended the agency in testimony to Congress and in a letter to almost 37,000 agents and support staff, saying that he was "inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the bureau".

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