Washington, Dec 27: President Dold Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI was “tainted” and used a “bogus” dossier to investigate his alleged links to Russia’s supposed inteference in the 2016 US presidential election. “And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!” Trump said in a Twitter post.
Trump questions FBI’s integrity in Russia investigation
Trump was referring to a dossier, presumably harmful to his reputation, compiled last year by a private investigator and paid for, in part, by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign team, Efe reported.
In October, The Washington Post reported that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party had funded the investigation, which came to light after the November election and amid allegations about links between Trump and the Kremlin.
“WOW ... Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED,” Trump tweeted.
Michael Caputo, a former Trump adviser, praised the president’s tweets about the FBI, calling his posts an “insurance policy” against political bias in the federal law enforcement agency’s investigations. (IANS)