Trump fumes at the FBI, Justice Dept. and Sessions in Series of Tweets
AUGUST 13, 2018
President Donald Trump on Saturday publicly castigated the Justice Department, the attorney general and the FBI, amplifying his allies’ recent efforts to cast doubt on the Russia probe after remaining largely silent as the trial of his former campaign chairman progresses.
“Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities,” the president wrote on Twitter, one of a series of tweets he sent during his extended stay at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY). What are they hiding?”
Trump has been fixated on coverage of Paul Manafort during his “working vacation,” expressing his rage to close confidants that his former campaign chairman’s trial is dominating news coverage. Manafort is facing charges of tax and bank fraud in Virginia, the first high-profile case from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to reach the trial stage.