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Authoritarian Watch: Trump Declares FBI To Be ‘Truly A Cancer In Our Country’

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Authoritarian Watch: Trump Declares FBI To Be ‘Truly A Cancer In Our Country’




President Donald Trump on Wednesday denounced the FBI once again, describing the bureau’s probe into Russian ties to the Trump campaign as a “cancer in our country.”

In an interview with The Hill, Trump said that he believes exposing corruption within the FBI could be one of the “crowning achievements” of his administration.

“I hope to be able to put this up as one of my crowning achievements that I was able to… expose something that is truly a cancer in our country,” Trump said.

“What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump added.




Trump also lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying “I don’t have an attorney general.”

Trump also said it was a mistake to keep former FBI Director James Comey in his position as long as he did, wishing he had fired Comey much sooner.

“If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries,” Trump said. “I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don’t want that guy. Or at least fired him the first day on the job. … I would have been better off firing him or putting out a statement that I don’t want him there when I get there.”

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti tweeted in response to Trump’s remarks:









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