President Donald Trump spent the morning casting doubt on the outcomes of the 2020 election, alleging that “poll abuse” contributed to his loss towards President-elect Joe Biden. Now he’s lashed out at Andrew McCabe, the previous deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the function he performed within the Russia probe, which overshadowed a lot of his turbulent presidency.
“Republicans, don’t let Andrew McCabe proceed to get away with completely felony exercise,” the president wrote. “What he did ought to by no means be allowed to occur to our Nation once more. FIGHT FOR JUSTICE!”
Republicans, don’t let Andrew McCabe proceed to get away with completely felony exercise. What he did ought to by no means be allowed to occur to our Nation once more. FIGHT FOR JUSTICE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
The president has typically claimed that the Russia probe, which investigated his marketing campaign’s ties to Russian actors who interfered within the 2016 presidential election, was illegitimate. He typically accused McCabe and federal investigators of bias towards him.
McCabe, who turned the performing FBI Director after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, is predicted to defend his function within the investigation earlier than a Senate panel.
“We didn’t open a case as a result of we favored one candidate or didn’t like the opposite one,” McCabe says in drafted remarks. “We didn’t open a case as a result of we supposed to stage a coup or overthrow the federal government… We opened a case to learn how the Russians is likely to be undermining our elections. We opened a case as a result of it was our obligation – our obligation – to take action. We did our job.”