Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russian Federation probe

Wednesday, 20 Feb, 2019

Critics also pointed out that he himself hired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Deputy Rod Rosenstein (who still works in the Justice Department) after boasting "I hire the best people".

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment Sunday night.

Mr Trump said Mr McCabe and Mr Rosenstein "look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught".

In addition to an in-depth interview with The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand late last week, McCabe was seen on ABC's "The View" today-and Meghan McCain questioned him aggressively about the events of 2017.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director told "60 minutes" in an interview that he took Rosenstein's suggestion so seriously that he brought the idea up to Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyers who waved off his suggestion.

McCabe said that he ultimately disagreed with the report.

As for McCabe, a grand jury was impaneled past year to consider his case after the Justice Department's inspector general determined that he misled investigators about contacts with a Wall Street Journal reporter, as NPR's Carrie Johnson reported.

The Justice Department's watchdog has referred his findings on McCabe to the US Attorney's office in Washington for possible criminal charges.

Mr McCabe has denied having intentionally lied and said on Sunday that he believes his sacking was politically motivated. And, essentially, the president said he did not believe that the North Koreans had the capability to hit us here with ballistic missiles in the United States.

Andrew McCabe, who became acting director after Comey was sacked, asked investigators to develop a plan to ensure evidence would be protected, said the person, who was not authorized to talk about those discussions publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

McCabe was sacked by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March following an inspector general report that concluded he misled investigators about his role in directing other officials at the FBI to speak to The Wall Street Journal about his involvement in a public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe responded, "I don't know why Jim Comey doesn't remember the conversations that we had in the same way that I do". "And in the context of that conversation, the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the White House". This group includes Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who went as far as to say in a tweet on Monday that McCabe "should be on trial, not a book tour". "They wouldn't know it was there, '" recalled McCabe.

"It's one of the most significant moments in American history if it's true", Graham said of the allegations that McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein considered invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump.

Trump has often attacked the federal investigations into his campaign's links to Russian Federation as a "witch hunt" aimed at sabotaging his presidency.

"Lisa Page and Pete Strzok are good people who served this country well", he added.