President Trump complained about the then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe just hours after FBI agents raided the Virginia home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort late last month.
“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got….,” Trump tweeted at 9:48 a.m. Eastern time on July 26.
Both tweets are factually inaccurate. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s PAC never donated to McCabe’s wife, and McCabe himself was never in charge of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. McCabe has since been replaced by Christopher Wray, who was confirmed by the Senate to be FBI Director earlier this month.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. In mid-June, the Post reported the investigation included “an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice” by asking former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating members of his team before abrutply firing him in May.
Manafort attended the now infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between other Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Clinton.
Manafort has turned over approximately 400 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is conducting its own Russia investigation. The House and Senate Intelligence committees have ongoing investigations as well.
Trump also posted a string of tweets banning transgender individuals from serving in the United States military on July 26 — a tweet that caught many in the military sector off guard.