President Trump slammed the FBI and Department of Justice on Twitter Saturday night, claiming that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is being held to a higher standard than former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was during the FBI investigation into her email server.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI as part of the investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election.
“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her?” Trump tweeted. “Rigged system, or just a double standard?”
The president added in a follow-up tweet: “Many people in our Country are asking what the ‘Justice’ Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and ‘acid washed’ 33,000 Emails? No justice!” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Deleted Emails Using Program Intended To ‘Prevent Recovery’)
Trump also applauded ABC News for suspending anchor Brian Ross after Ross falsely reported that Trump had ordered Flynn to contact the Russians during the 2016 election.
“Congratulations to ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote. “More Networks and ‘papers’ should do the same with their Fake News!”
Ross was suspended four weeks for the erroneous report, which briefly caused a panic in the stock market.