President Donald Trump took stark aim at former FBI director and deputy director Andrew McCabe in a Monday morning tweet.
Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers. Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others, committed many crimes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2018
Trump’s tweet follows an hour-long interview between Comey and ABCNew’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday evening and the recent release of a Department of Justice inspector general report on McCabe Friday. The President noted the oft-repeated charge that Comey began drafting his July 2016 statement declaring his intent not to charge democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a crime before he had even completed an interview with her.
Trump also referenced the DOJ IG report’s findings that McCabe lied on four separate times to investigators and is guilty of “lack of candor.” The President reacted immediately to the report Friday charging:
DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018