On "The Story" Thursday night, Penn pointed to a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that found 63 percent of voters believe that the FBI has been resisting providing information to Congress on the Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump investigations. The messages were released by the Justice Department to journalists on Tuesday.
The president's broadside appears to reflect his anger over revelations that senior FBI officials exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages while working on last year's Clinton probe and during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian officials in the 2016 election.
He added there are also questions about the FBI's involvement with the infamous anti-Trump dossier and former FBI Director James Comey's edited statement on the Clinton email probe. It's a very sad thing to watch, I will tell you that. Sanders said that the Bureau's rank-and-file agents also have his full backing and that the issues he has are exclusively with the top brass who served under James Comey.
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Asked at a news conference Friday afternoon whether he agreed with Trump's assessment of the FBI, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not directly answer but praised the bureau.
The president also said Friday that it was premature to discuss whether he would pardon Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who pleaded guilty this month to lying to the FBI in connection with the investigation. "They want to dispel the notion that America should not trust its premier law enforcement agency". It was huge news, but it immediately led many people to wonder: Will Trump pardon Michael Flynn? Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation reports containing the controversial text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are believed to be a clear indicator of an extremely negative bias that has been surrounding President Trump well before his candidacy. "We'll see what happens".
President Donald Trump has unleashed a blistering attack on the FBI's leadership.