Trump threatens to "get involved" in FBI over Clinton emails

Under new legal stress following the court convictions of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, President Trump issued new threats via Twitter on Saturday against the FBI and Attorney-General Jeff Sessions.
By Rick Docksai | Aug 28, 2018
President Trump issued more threats against the FBI and his own attorney general via Twitter on Saturday, accusing the FBI of ignoring "tens of thousands" of Hillary Clinton's emails and saying that he may have to "get involved." These tweets come amid mounting pressure on Trump following the federal court convictions of his former attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

Trump took aim at Attorney-General Jeff Sessions first, tweeting that Sessions "doesn't understand what is happening underneath is command position" with "highly conflicted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. No Collusion!"

Trump followed with a tweet in which he quoted Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "Every President deserves an Attorney General they have confidence in. I believe every President has a right to their Cabinet, these are not lifetime appointments. You serve at the pleasure of the President."

In a third tweet, Trump typed: "Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD. Also gave false election info. I feel sure that we will soon be getting to the bottom of all of this corruption. At some point I may have to get involved!"

Sessions and Trump have been at odds since May of year, when Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe. Sessions' recusal led to Mueller's appointment.

Trump and his allies repeatedly raise the subject of the Clinton email investigation to discredit the Justice Department. His attack on Sessions may be a response to a Sessions statement on Thursday rebutting Trump's accusations of partisanship in his agency. Sessions said that "The actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations."


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