Trump blasts fired FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe as a ‘major sleazebag’ and slams ‘illegal deletion’ of texts between bureau lovers Strzok and Page
- Trump blasted McCabe’s alleged conflicts of interest in a tweet on Saturday
- McCabe was fired by the attorney general in March 2018 for lacking ‘candor’
- Trump rattled off a string of retweets promoting advocacy group Judicial Watch
- Group has sued DoJ demanding FBI communications about McCabe’s book
- Trump also slammed the loss of thousands of texts between infamous FBI lovers
President Donald Trump has castigated fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and claimed that key text messages between agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page were illegally deleted.
The remarks came amid a blizzard of tweets and retweets Trump issued on Saturday morning from the White House, where he is spending the weekend with no public events scheduled.
In one tweet, Trump slammed McCabe, a key figure in both the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material as well as the Trump-Russia probe, who was fired by the attorney general in March 2018 for lacking ‘candor’ with internal affairs investigators.
‘Andy McCabe is a major sleazebag. Among many other things, he took massive amounts of money from Crooked Hillary reps, for wife’s campaign, while Hillary was under “investigation” by FBI!’ Trump wrote.
Trump castigated fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in a string of morning tweets
McCabe (above) was a key figure in both the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material as well as the Trump-Russia probe. He was fired by the attorney general in March 2018 for lacking ‘candor’ with internal affairs investigators
Trump is likely referring to donations McCabe’s wife received while running for Virginia state senate from from Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe’s super PAC in 2015, an issue Trump has often raised.
At the time, McCabe was running the FBI’s Washington DC field office, which was assisting the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
The tweet also cited comments from Judicial Watch, a conservative advocacy group that recently filed a Freedom of Information Act suit seeking communications between the FBI and McCabe related to book McCabe published in February.
‘McCabe played a central role in Spygate, the Deep State’s effort to spy upon and undermine President Trump,’ said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement about the lawsuit.
‘We aim to find out if McCabe’s book was properly vetted or simply rubberstamped by anti-Trump bureaucrats before being published,’ he added.
In another tweet, Trump also slammed Robert Mueller’s handling of text messages between two high ranking FBI officials who were involved in both the Clinton investigation and the Trump-Russia probe.
Lisa Page (left) and Peter Strzok (right) were both ousted from the FBI after their anti-Trump text messages emerged during an investigation into their extramarital affair
‘FBI lovers’ Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were both ousted from the bureau after their anti-Trump text messages came to light during an investigation into the threat that they could be compromised over their extramarital affair.
Among other disparaging remarks, Strzok called Trump an ‘idiot’ in August 2015 and texted ‘God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0’ in March 2016.
However, thousands of text messages between the two were lost, allegedly because of technical issues.
‘This is one of the most horrible abuses of all. Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us “the insurance policy,”’ Trump wrote.
One of the August 2016 texts between Strzok and Page referenced meeting McCabe to discuss an ‘insurance policy’ in the event Trump were elected.
The remark reportedly referred to the FBI’s investigation into purported collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, which was handed off to Mueller after Trump took office.
By 9.30am on Saturday, Trump’s motorcade was rolling from the White House to an undisclosed location.
Trump often visits his golf club in Sterling, Virginia while spending the weekend in DC.