/Trump tweets conservative commentators criticism of FBI director

Trump tweets conservative commentators criticism of FBI director

President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates fight Trump rollback of Obama lightbulb rules Authorities investigating shooting near Trump resort in Florida Trump: ‘China is dreaming’ Biden, other Dems get elected MORE tweeted a lengthy quote Sunday night from a conservative commentator criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“‘Just another abuse of power in a long series of abuses of power by the Democrats that began during the Obama Administration, continued through the Mueller FBI operation, & now the baton has been passed to Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerActress Marcia Gay Harden records Mother’s Day message in support of LGBTQ rights bill 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis History will judge sycophantic Republicans harshly MORE to continue to abuse power to harass President Trump and the Democrat National Committee,'” Trump tweeted, quoting Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“‘The Democrat Party apparatus-has been caught using donor Dollars to Collude with Russian Intelligence to attack a domestic political opponent (me). The FBI has no leadership. The Director is protecting the same gang…..that tried to……..overthrow the President through an illegal coup.’”

Trump has gone on the offensive about the FBI’s surveillance of members of his campaign following the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The president calls the surveillance “spying.”  

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump lashes out at Dem talk of ‘constitutional crisis’ Dems warn of ‘constitutional crisis’ but wary of impeachment Schiff dismisses Trump’s threat to investigate Biden MORE also called the lawful investigations “spying” during a hearing last month.

Wray, however, said last week that he wouldn’t use the term “spying” to describe the FBI’s monitoring of some Trump campaign members.

The Justice Department’s inspector general is currently reviewing whether the FBI followed procedures in applying for a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Republicans have said the FBI improperly relied on details from a dossier compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele for the warrant.

The surveillance activity was part of the early investigation into Russian election interference and links between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually spawned Mueller’s probe, which ultimately did not find evidence of collusion.