- Trump again slams special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for allowing the “witch hunt” to take root in the first place.
- The president endorses the view that Peter Strzok, an ex-member of Mueller’s team who was fired from the FBI on Monday over anti-Trump text messages, should be “criminally investigated.”
- Trump continues his attacks against Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former senior advisor in his administration, calling her a “dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife.”
President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe for “looking at the wrong people” and slammed his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for allowing the “witch hunt” to take root in the first place.
“If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started!” Trump wrote at one point during a Twitter rant spanning more than two hours on Tuesday morning.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions on social media, zeroing in on the embattled attorney general’s recusal from any investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions’ decision to recuse in early 2017 came shortly after he failed to disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Justice Department did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the president’s tweet. The White House did not immediately provide comment on Trump’s tweet about Sessions.
Quoting conservative politicos and Trump-supporting personalities from Fox News Channel, the president endorsed the view that Peter Strzok, an ex-member of Mueller’s team who was fired from the FBI on Monday over anti-Trump tweets, should be “criminally investigated.” MORE https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/trump-unloads-on-fbi-robert-mueller-jeff-sessions-peter-strzok.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain