Mar 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump attacks FBI and Mueller investigation in morning tweets

Kicking off a series of morning tweets, President Trump accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee during testimony last May. At that time, Comey stated that he had not authorized an FBI employee to be an anonymous source for a reporter in matters relating to the Trump-Russia investigation or the Clinton email investigation.

The inspiration: Trump saw a Fox & Friends segment this morning, which juxtaposed fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's statement defending his actions at the bureau with Comey's testimony from last year.

The Fox & Friends segment that Trump saw:

Trump's other tweets:

  • Axios' Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan broke the news last night that McCabe handed over memos detailing his interactions with Trump to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
  • Trump is referencing a Daily Caller report from last month on the political makeup of Mueller's team. PolitiFact reported last year that a handful of Mueller's then-known team members had indeed donated to Democratic-related causes — though it's worth noting that Mueller himself was at one time a registered Republican.
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