Feb 6, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Biden: Trump is doing "everything Putin wanted" by attacking FBI

Joe Biden.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview on CNN Tuesday night that President Trump's attacks on the FBI are "everything Putin ever wanted."

Why it matters: An Axios/Survey Monkey poll found that after Trump's attacks on the FBI, a majority of Republicans are losing faith in the agency. Biden told Cuomo Trump is the first president "to make a full-throated...attack on the entirety of the FBI."

More from Biden's interview:

  • Biden said America is "engaged in this race to the bottom in terms of how we treat one another."
  • He said that he and President Obama did not come out with evidence of Russian interference prior to the 2016 election because "it would've just thrown it into chaos."
  • On DACA, Biden said: "Don't bargain [Dreamers'] lives for a wall...that is not the American way."
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