Trump says he might get in­volved with FBI texts

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Nation -

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?”

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