A tweet-storming President Trump kept up the pressure on embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a pair of posts Saturday hinting that his top law enforcement officer could soon be axed from his administration.
“Jeff Sessions said he wouldn’t allow politics to influence him only because he doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position,” Trump posted at 8:36 a.m. “Highly conflicted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched.”
The tweet followed a Friday post in which Trump urged Sessions to “look into all of the corruption on the ‘other side,’” including former FBI Director Jim Comey’s “lies and leaks” and the “phony and corrupt dossier” that helped launch FBI surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Trump went on to quote Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who said this week: “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” – a broad hint of Trump’s intentions toward Sessions.
Graham said this week that he expected Sessions to be removed from office after the November midterm elections.
In a later pair of tweets, Trump called attention to a report that a large cache of Hillary Clinton emails, found on a laptop that disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner had used to send lewd pictures to an underage girl, were not properly investigated by the FBI ahead of the 2016 election.
“Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD,” he wrote. “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!” he wrote at 9:05 a.m.
He noted later, “’The FBI looked at less than 1%’ of Crooked’s Emails!,” citing a Fox News report.
The president started his morning with a post on the controversial Trump Tower meeting that many opponents cite as evidence of his campaign’s collusion with Russia.
“Michaels Cohen’s attorney clarified the record, saying his client does not know if President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting (out of which came nothing!),” he wrote at 8:16 a.m. “The answer is that I did NOT know about the meeting. Just another phony story by the Fake News Media!”
On Thursday, The Post outed Davis as its original source confirming a story that Cohen could prove Trump’s foreknowledge of the meeting between his son Donald Jr. and a Kremlin-linked attorney in July 2016 – a report that Davis now admits was not true.
Published at Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:43:57 +0000