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Donald Trump introduces the term ‘fake memos’ in early-morning Twitter rant

Trump goes after McCabe and Comey.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Mar 18, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:27 pm CDT

Less than two days after former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired and a day after Donald Trump’s lawyer said he prayed that would cause the Robert Mueller investigation to end, the president went on an early-morning tweet storm Sunday to complain about McCabe.

First, he called former FBI Director James Comey a liar. Then, with the news that McCabe took memos of his interactions with Trump, he said McCabe was touting his own agenda.

On Saturday night, Trump tweeted, “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”

On Sunday morning, Trump was back on Twitter after apparently watching Fox News.

Of course, just because Trump didn’t physically see McCabe record his time with Trump doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And Trump still is probably upset that Comey also took memos of his interactions with Trump and because it seems clear that Mueller will (or already does) have access to the notes taken by McCabe and Comey.

McCabe was fired Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions because “Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor—including under oath—on multiple occasions.”

Update 12:49pm CT: McCabe’s lawyer has weighed in on the tweets.

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2018, 1:00 pm CDT