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President Donald Trump addresses the Republican congressional retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, U.S., February 1, 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused the FBI along with the Justice Department’s top officials of politicizing its investigations as the White House prepared to approve the Discharge of a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against him in its Russia probe.
“The top Leadership along with Investigators of the FBI along with the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats along with against Republicans – something which might have been unthinkable just a short time ago,” Trump said on Twitter, even as he backed rank- along with-file employees.
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Representatives for the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the Justice Department could not be immediately reached for comment.
The FBI earlier This specific week expressed “grave concerns about material omissions of fact” inside the Republican memo, which was seen as having the potential to prompt high-level resignations in U.S. law enforcement agencies if released.
FBI Director Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump after the president fired predecessor James Comey. There has been speculation in which Wray might resign if Trump allows the Discharge of the memo. An association representing FBI agents has backed Wray’s stance.
A White House official said on Thursday Trump was likely to give Congress approval on Friday to Discharge the document in which has gripped Washington along with further inflamed tensions between the Republican president along with the nation’s top domestic law enforcement agency.
The four-page document has become a flashpoint in a wider battle between Republicans along with Democrats over special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal probe into potential collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign along with Russia. The probe grew out of the FBI’s Russia investigation after Trump fired Comey.
Russia has denied collusion along with Trump has called the probe a “witch hunt.”