President Trump declared victory Friday regarding the revelations in the Department of Justice inspector general report.
“I beat Clinton dynasty. I beat Bush dynasty. And now, I guess, I’m hopefully in the process of beating very dishonest intelligence,” he said during an impromptu interview with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
The president later tweeted:
I’ve had to beat 17 very talented people including the Bush Dynasty, then I had to beat the Clinton Dynasty, and now I have to beat a phony Witch Hunt and all of the dishonest people covered in the IG Report…and never forget the Fake News Media. It never ends!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
Mr. Trump slammed former FBI Director James B. Comey Friday after revelations from the report. The president said actions disclosed in the report were “a real insult” to voters in the 2016 election.
The IG report revealed that Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, an investigator on both the Clinton email and Russia investigations, texted FBI lawyer Lisa Page that they would “stop” then-candidate Trump from becoming president.
Mr. Comey was criticized in the report for his handling of the Clinton email investigation, though it ultimately concluded that he was not politically motivated in his actions.
Mr. Trump said Mr. Comey was aware of “everything that was going on” within the FBI, and said that the former director was a “ringleader” in “this den of thieves.”
When asked if Mr. Comey should get jail time, Mr. Trump said someone else should make that decision.
“I would never want to get involved in that. They just seem like very criminal acts to me,” he said.
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