Trump attacks his own FBI in series of tweets

04 Décembre, 2017, 01:26 | Auteur: Lynn Cook
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He said in a statement: 'After over thirty-three years of military service to our country including five years in combat away from my family and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of treason and other outrageous acts'.

The president was responding to reports that a veteran FBI counter-intelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling because of anti-Trump text messages.

Until now, said Nunes, the FBI and Department of Justice have failed to sufficiently comply with an Aug 24 committee subpoena - including by specifically refusing repeated demands "for an explanation of Peter Strzok's dismissal from the Mueller probe". Strzok and Page, who works for FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, were reportedly having an extramarital affair.

The people discussing the matter did not further describe the political messages between Strzok and Page, except to say the two would sometime react to campaign news of the moment.

"By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DoJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress' constitutional oversight responsibility", he said.

President Donald Trump has attacked his own FBI in a series of tweets and said the law enforcement agency's reputation was "in Tatters - worst in History!"

Read the full story on NBC News' website here. Dowd declined to comment when reached by the AP on Saturday night.

"I think we see this in indictments. and some of the comments that are being made".

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is racking up quite a bill.

A friend of Page said there was no professional misconduct at issue in the matter, and she said Page left the Mueller team in July before any of the issues came to light.

Those statements were clearly incorrect - the point of her warning to the White House.

Gates has pleaded not guilty and is under house arrest pending the outcome of the case in federal court. Of the four, two have pled guilty to lying to the FBI - Flynn and a former Trump campaign adviser. But a major housecleaning by the new director is widely anticipated inside the bureau.

In October, he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with people who represented themselves as tied to the Russian government.

An official expense report for Mueller's probe is slated to come out this week, giving more details on money allocation. In a busy morning of notes to his 44 million followers, Mr. Trump earlier said that "I never asked" former FBI Director James Comey "to stop investigating Flynn".