As House Democrats prepared articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he blasted the FBI director he fired and other top officials at the bureau for “breaking the law in so many ways” during a counterintelligence probe of his 2016 campaign.
The president’s critique also follows the release of Justice Department inspector general’s report that found 17 “significant errors or omissions” in FBI affidavits seeking warrants to spy on a member of his 2016 campaign, Carter Page, from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
“So, if Comey & the top people in the FBI were dirty cops and cheated on the FISA Court, wouldn’t all of these phony cases have to be overturned or dismissed?” the president wrote on Twitter,
“They went after me with the Fake Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC, which they illegally presented to FISA,” he added.
“They want to Impeach me (I’m not worried!), and yet they were all breaking the law in so many ways. How can they do that and yet impeach a very successful (Economy Plus) President of the United States, who has done nothing wrong?” Trump wrote.
“These people are Crazy!”
….They want to Impeach me (I’m not worried!), and yet they were all breaking the law in so many ways. How can they do that and yet impeach a very successful (Economy Plus) President of the United States, who has done nothing wrong? These people are Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2019
After the release of the report by DoJ IG Michael Horowitz, Comey told “Fox News Sunday” he was “wrong” about claiming earlier that the bureau had done nothing erroneous in seeking FISA court warrants to spy on Page, who was a CIA asset for a number of years.
President Trump also highlighted a rare public statement by the chief judge of the FISA court, who admonished the FBI for lying to the court in a statement on Dec. 17.
“Statement by the Court was long and tough. Means my case was a SCAM!” Trump said.