As the FBI’s investigation on Russia is slowly homing in on President Donald Trump, it seems like he is doing everything in his power to protect himself from accusations. On Sunday, President Trump publicly attacked the FBI, calling it a biased institution hellbent on destroying his presidency. On Twitter, President Trump said that its reputation is in “tatters.”
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
In a series of tweets, not only did President Trump had the gall to attack the FBI and call it the “worst in history,” but it showed us how desperate he is to protect his ego, with the attack being one of the harshest against a standing, independent agency. Just two days before these tweets, the FBI has managed to secure a guilty plea and cooperation from one of Trump’s national security advisers.
FBI Responds To Trump’s Attacks
The FBI Agents Association, or the FBIAA, responded to Trump’s comments against the bureau. The head of the FBIAA had this statement for President Trump: “every day, FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line to protect the American public from national security and criminal threats. Agents perform these duties with unwavering integrity and professionalism and a focus on complying with the law and the Constitution.”
It went further to note that the FBI continues to be the “premier law enforcement agency in the world,” and that the President’s tweets are “simply false”.
Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former security adviser, has pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI about conversations between himself and the Russians. He is now fully cooperating with the Russian inquiry. He represents one of the first senior White House officials to work with the special counsel designed to investigate proposed election interference.
Who do you think is next?
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