In his latest attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the country’s top law enforcement official why he did not replace current acting chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew McCabe.
“Why did not A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!” Trump tweeted.
Trump described McCabe as a friend of James Comey, the FBI chief Trump fired in May while he was leading the agency’s investigation of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election aimed at helping Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
According tot a report in Voice of America, Trump said McCabe headed the investigation last year that cleared Clinton of wrongdoing in her use of a private email server while she was US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
US media have said that White House aides have urged Trump to end his almost daily broadsides against Sessions.