President Donald Trump once again foul-mouthed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) right before delivering a speech at annual graduation ceremony at the FBI National Academy on Friday.
Let’s just say, that’s not what a President is supposed to do.
Before heading to the bureau’s academy in Quantico, Trump said the discovered political bias among in the FBI ranks is a disgraceful and the people are angry.
He said, “It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI…It’s very and when you look at the documents and how they have done is really disgraceful.”
“You have a lot of angry people seeing it. It’s a very sad thing to watch, I will tell you that. I am going today on behalf of the FBI, their new building, and when everybody — not me, everybody, the level of anger, and what they have been witnessing with respect to the FBI, it’s certainly very sad,” added Trump.
Furthermore, Trump said, “I can say this, when you look at what has gone on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.”
Trump, just before he makes remarks at the FBI National Academy graduation, says this to reporters: “It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI… The level of anger at what they’ve been witnessing with respect to the FBI is certainly very sad.”pic.twitter.com/5KDcRkHv7Q
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 15, 2017
He is referring to the recently released 90 pages of exchange text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, both were critical of then candidate Trump. Strzok was part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. However, Mueller removed Strzok from his team when learned about the text messages. On the other hand, Page ended his assignment from Mueller’s office earlier this summer.
The text messages from both FBI employees showed that they are not only critical of Trump. They also expressed distaste of Senator Bernie Sanders. Strzok called Trump and Sanders “idiot.”
When asked about if he thinks Mueller is biased on the Russia probe, Trump replied, “You’ll have to make that determination. When you look at the committees, whether it’s the Senate or the House, everybody — my worst enemies, they walk out, they say, ‘There is no collusion but we’ll continue to look. They’re spending millions and millions of dollars.”
“There is absolutely no collusion. I didn’t make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election, and it should have never been this way, where they spent all these millions of dollars.”
Earlier this month, Trump tweeted that the FBI’s reputation is in “tatters” and the worst in the history of the United States.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
FBI Director Christopher Wray defended the law enforcement agency’s reputation and its employees during a congressional hearing. He said, the “There is no shortage of opinions out there but what I can tell you is the FBI that I see is tens of thousands of agents and analysts and staff working their tails off keeping Americans safe.”
He added that he is “inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the Bureau.”