President Donald Trump issued a forceful call Friday morning for the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton over “all of the dishonesty,” writing on Twitter that “the American public deserves it!”
“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems. New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary,” Trump said, referencing an excerpt of former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s forthcoming book published Thursday by POLITICO Magazine.
“What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus. People are angry,” the president continued. “At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!”
The president’s calls for investigations into his political opponents come as special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the latter’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election hits a new stage, with Mueller’s team issuing its first indictments earlier this week.
Trump and his allies have sought to downplay those indictments, which include charges filed against the president’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as being unrelated to the 2016 campaign. At the same time, the president has sought to draw fresh attention to Clinton and Democrat-related controversies that he claims have gone uncovered by mainstream media outlets that are biased against him.