Trump Fires Back at His Attorney General for Not Investigating Corruption on ‘Other Side’

Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. / Getty Images
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions / Getty Images
• August 24, 2018 8:52 am


President Donald Trump sent multiple tweets Friday morning, attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not investigating corruption on the "other side."

"‘Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.' Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the "other side" including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr……" Trump tweeted. The quote Trump referenced was from a statement Sessions released Thursday, where the attorney general defended his tenure at the Justice Department. Sessions released the statement after the president attacked him during a "Fox and Friends" interview, which aired earlier Thursday morning.

"….FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!" Trump continued.

The Washington Free Beacon employed Fusion GPS for political opposition research during the presidential primary campaign but had no involvement in the Steele dossier. For more information, see here.

The president has often criticized Sessions for what he perceives as the Justice Department's wrongdoing and bias against him, his family and his associates.

Trump's frustrations with his own attorney general and Justice Department comes after his former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple felonies this week. In his plea, Cohen implicated Trump in a potential campaign finance violation, saying he made payments to women who've claimed to have had affairs with Trump at Trump's direction in order to influence the 2016 election. In addition to Cohen's guilty plea, Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts.

Trump ended his tweetstorm by saying convicted NSA leaker Reality Winner's actions were "small potatotes" compared to Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state.

"Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over ‘classified' information. Gee, this is ‘small potatoes' compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard," Trump tweeted.