Trump Criticizes Sessions Over Not Replacing Comey Ally

Trump Criticizes Sessions Over Not Replacing Comey Ally
FILE PHOTO - Under a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson, U.S. President Donald Trump (L) congratulates Jeff Sessions after he was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. on February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

On Wednesday President Trump took to twitter to continue his criticism of AG Jeff Sessions, this time questioning why acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has not been replaced.

(VERO BEACH, FL) President Trump brought up the fact that Mr. McCabe, who has served as the head of the FBI since the firing of James Comey, has a potential conflict of interest in regard to a large donation his wife received from the Democrats.

“Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives,” President Trump tweeted. “Drain the Swamp!”

Mr. McCabe was previously the deputy FBI director and following President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey he assumed leadership over the nation’s preeminent law enforcement agency. 

Regarding President Trump's statement, TRUNEWS previously reported that the Democratic Virginia governor’s PAC donated $467,500 to McCabe’s wife's 2015 state Senate campaign. The Virginia Democratic Party also spent a little over $200,000 on Jill McCabe's campaign.

The now-acting FBI director’s wife lost the campaign to the Republican incumbent. After the Wall Street Journal reported these findings, then-candidate Trump said, “We’ve never had a thing like this in the history of this country.”

At the time, Mr. McCabe was leading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.

This latest series of tweets has followed a slew of comments from the Oval Office, hinting that the President may want AG Sessions, a devout Christian and respected longtime lawmaker, to resign from his post at the head of the Department of Justice.


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