President Trump went after the FBI and Hillary Clinton campaign over the ‘garbage dossier’ that they compiled and pitted against him.
Trump tweeted out, “WOW, @foxandfriends ‘Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.'”
He added, “And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!” Trump tweeted, the latest in his ongoing smear on the FBI.”
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2017
The dossier, a compilation of opposition research against the 2016 Trump campaign, was partly funded by Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). It included several incendiary claims against Trump and his campaign that have loomed over his presidency.
While the research for the dossier was originally aimed at finding information on the entire field of GOP candidates, it alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually became the focus of the project.
Some Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, which has investigated witnesses in connection with the dossier, have begun to probe into the FBI’s and Justice Department’s handling of the look into the claims included in the document.
The dossier was published by BuzzFeed News in January, despite the fact that it is chock-full of claims that have never been verified.
This is not the first time Trump has targeted the FBI recently.
The Justice Department allowed the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month to interview an FBI employee thought to be an informant to the dossier’s leading researcher, amid calls from Trump attorneys for a second special counsel to investigate links between the bureau and the private company that commissioned the dossier research.