WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump once again took to Twitter on Sunday to lash out at two of the adversaries in his past – Hillary Clinton and James Comey – with an eye toward the FBI investigation into the former secretary of state’s e-mails.
“After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters – worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning.
This and several other messages were written by the president after the revelation, over the past few days, that one of the FBI investigators participating in the Clinton probe had written a series of anti-Trump texts.
“Report: “ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE” Now it all starts to make sense!” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
According to local media, the special prosecutor heading the Russia probe, Robert Mueller, decided last summer to remove agent Peter Strzok from the investigation upon learning that he had written a series of text messages in which he expressed opinions running counter to the president’s policies.
Strzok, who has been reassigned to the FBI’s human resources department, was part of the team headed by Comey that, in 2016, investigated the use that Clinton made of private e-mail servers to handle official business when she was secretary of state from 2009-2013 during former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Many Americans feel that Comey handed the presidency to Trump on a silver platter by announcing in November 2016, just a few days before the election, that he was reopening an investigation into Clinton’s e-mails that had been closed the previous July.
However, the current president had had a tense relationship with Comey after the latter decided to investigate the alleged links between the mogul’s campaign and the Kremlin, ultimately firing him last May.
Since then, Trump has not passed up any chance to lash out at Comey with the aim of discrediting him and thus downplaying the credibility of the Russia investigation now being headed by Mueller.