Trump Calls Inspector General Report “HORROR”
President Trump called the 500-page inspector general report on the FBI a “horror show” and “full of bias,” in a live interview with Fox and Friends’ Steve Doocy on Friday morning.
The report, released Thursday, concluded that political bias did not play a role in the Justice Department’s decision to clear Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing, however, it called former FBI director James Comey “insubordinate” in his handling of the investigation.
In a surreal breaking of the fourth wall, Trump first tweeted about the possibility of making a surprise appearance on Fox and Friends early Friday, then walked onto the White House lawn, where he met up with the Fox News crew.
At one point, the president called Comey the “ringleader of a whole den of thieves,” and said that he would be very popular if a poll of the staff of the FBI were held, that it was just the “scum at the top” who were critical of him.
“I would bet if you took a poll in the FBI, I would win that poll by more than anybody’s won a poll, but the top people were horrible,” Trump said. “You look at what happened. They were plotting against my election. Probably never happened like that in terms of intelligence and in terms of anything else.”
The president then bragged about “beating the Clinton dynasty” and said that “hopefully I’m in the process of beating very dishonest intelligence because, what they did was incredible — and a real insult to millions of people that voted in that election.”
Although the report found mistakes were made in the investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a private email server, it found no evidence that the FBI favored Clinton’s campaign or aimed to hurt Trump’s chances at winning the election.
Commenting further on the report, the president said it was “almost like Comey… goes point [by] point how guilty Hillary is… and then he said, ‘But we’re not going to do anything about it.'”
He said he found the report’s conclusion that the investigation was impartial “ridiculous.”
The president also commented on his recent summit with North Korea, new trade tariffs, his birthday, and the G7 summit.