Donald Trump introduces the term 'fake memos' in early-morning Twitter rant

Aaron Brown
March 19, 2018

Turley explained that this wasn't a witch hunt or a plan mocked up by President Donald Trump or Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "I think he's doing a good job, and everything about McCabe and the FBI handling of the dossier has nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation and Mr. Mueller". "And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!".

He has publicly pointed to donations that Mr McCabe's wife, a Democrat, received from a Clinton ally when she ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate in 2015 as evidence that Mr McCabe was politically biased. Lindsey Graham, who has backed legislation to protect Mueller, said in a separate interview on the same program that Trump trying to end Mueller's investigation would "be the beginning of the end of his presidency".

McCabe also said he has been a witness to Trump's decision to fire Comey as FBI director a year ago, an event central to the obstruction-of-justice investigation.

Trump aides said they do not want Mueller to be fired but do believe it is time for the special counsel to end a Russian Federation investigation that stretches back to the election year. I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date.

It wouldn't be unusual for a senior official to make notes soon after meeting with the president.

On Sunday morning, Trump also said the former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, may have been lying when he claimed to have notes about their interactions. But Trump misrepresented what was said on Sunday's talk show - and misquoted the Senate hearing at which Comey testified. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about whether he had ever been an anonymous source or known someone to be an anonymous source. Together, and along with some other shifty actors, they shepherded the Hillary Clinton email investigation along in a manner tailored to benefit themselves and their fruitful beltway careers.

"They clearly concluded that McCabe misled them - and that he misled them on one of the core issues they were investigating".

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After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Sessions said McCabe has been fired based on the recommendation of an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation office that handles disciplinary matters.

Although the decision to fire Mr McCabe was made by Mr Sessions, Mr Trump had criticised him for months.

"It is part of this administration's ongoing war with the FBI and the efforts of the special counsel investigation". "Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the special counsel's work".

Comey's number two in command at the FBI, Andrew McCabe, was sacked Friday by U-S Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"The only reason that Mr. Mueller could be dismissed is for cause". Host Maria Bartiromo noted that 10 people "at the top of the FBI and the Department of Justice" have been "either fired or reassigned" over the last several months as details about the Clinton investigation and the investigation into Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign came to light. Three former aides to Trump's campaign - including Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser - have pled guilty to lying to the FBI and are cooperating with the investigation.

McCabe, in a statement defending himself after his firing, asserted he was singled out by the administration because of the "role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath" of Comey's firing last May. The suit instead claims that Cohen signed the document on behalf of Trump.

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