Trump says he might get involved with FBI texts
Donald Trump accused his attorney general of being
“scared stiff and missing in action” as the president continued to question whether officials in his administration have acted appropriately.
“The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr” and Ohr’s wife Nellie, Trump tweeted, referring to former British spy Steele, who wrote a dossier alleging the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. Trump said Nellie Ohr, whose name he misspelled as “Nelly,” works for Fusion GPS, the research firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier.
Saturday’s tweets appeared to be responding to a statement by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which said it was suing the Justice Department for records of communications involving Ohr, his wife, Steele and Fusion GPS.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former GOP senator from Alabama, who recused himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into election meddling by Russia.
Earlier at his Jersey golf course, Trump said he might intervene to force the FBI to turn over to Judicial Watch text messages sent by former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities,” Trump tweeted. “FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY). What are they hiding?”