Trump Escalates Criticism of FBI
Blasts 'bogus' dossier used against him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2017 2:25 PM CST
In this July 24 file photo, President Trump speaks about health care in the White House.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – President Trump is on holiday break in Florida, but he's still tuning in to his favorite morning show. On Tuesday, the president unleashed a new Twitter attack on the FBI while apparently watching and quoting Fox and Friends, reports the Washington Post. “WOW, @foxandfrlends ‘Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.’ And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!” he tweeted. Trump is referring to the infamous dossier of opposition research against him, funded in part by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, that made explosive, unverified claims against him.

As Politico notes, Tuesday's tweet is just the latest in a series of recent tweets Trump has made against the FBI and its leadership. Over the the weekend, he went after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife received $450,000 in campaign contributions from the PAC of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and $207,000 from the state Democratic party when she ran for a state senate seat in 2015. The contributions came before McCabe was named deputy director. "How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?" Trump tweeted.

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