Trump Continues Attacks On Sessions, And On Acting FBI Director

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers a speech outlining the Department of Justice policy regarding Sanctuary Cities and crime by illegal immigrants at the US Attorney's Office in Center City Philadelphia, PA, o... US Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers a speech outlining the Department of Justice policy regarding Sanctuary Cities and crime by illegal immigrants at the US Attorney's Office in Center City Philadelphia, PA, on July 21, 2017. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump continued his rhetorical volleys against his own attorney general on Wednesday, criticizing him for not replacing the current acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe.

Trump’s accusation isn’t entirely true, though he has made it before.

Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe’s political action committee and the Democratic Party of Virginia, not Hillary Clinton, donated money to the state senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe. And, as Politifact pointed out, according to the FBI, McCabe was not directly involved at the time with the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The FBI also claimed McCabe had followed proper ethical steps to avoid conflicts of interest.

Nonetheless, Trump has kept the attack up. Used against Sessions, it marks the continuation of a week of such attacks, though the attorney general has shown no signs of resigning. Trump has not explicitly said he plans on firing Sessions, though he has said everything but.

CNN reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source “close to the matter,” that there was still no scheduled in-person meeting between Sessions and Trump.

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  1. One can always assume that any comment by the Asshole-elect is a lie.

    Sessions should go on Twitter and began commenting on the fact that Trump is a thief and a draft dodging coward who made his fortune stealing form or stiffing others.

    He should wait until I get my popcorn ready.

  2. A conscious lie? Or just the ranting of someone delusional?
    I know functionally there is little difference…

  3. Newt was ranting incoherently about this on MORNING EDITION this morning.

    (It must be the Fox News talking point of the day).

  4. The thing is that Trump has received hundreds of millions of dollars from various Russians (often through significant money laundering chains) over the last decade. When he sees somebody getting money, he immediately sees that as a way to change your thoughts.

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