Trump slams Attorney General Sessions, FBI in latest tweets

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at Jeff Sessions in a fresh round of tweets, criticizing the U.S. attorney general for keeping the acting FBI director and renewing accusations about past investigations of his former presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

"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. Drain the Swamp!" Trump wrote in a pair of tweets referring to former FBI Director James Comey, whom he later fired.

McCabe's wife ran for a seat in Virginia's state senate and received campaign donation funds from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)