UPDATED 6:24 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
A new report is claiming current and former Department of Justice officials opened a secret obstruction of justice investigation into President Trump in May of last year. That’s according to a CNN report released Thursday.
It claims former FBI Director Andrew McCabe directed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other FBI officials to open the probe after James Comey was fired.
Robert Mueller was then appointed as special counsel just days later.
Since the Mueller probe began, President Trump has blasted the officials involved, who he claims have been dishonest.
“They are nasty and dishonest. You notice that nobody looks at them? Is that deep state or what? Explain that. Nobody looks at them, all of the sting. McCabe, you have the beautiful Lisa Page and her wonderful FBI agent. How about him? Did anybody ever hear Strzok? Did anybody ever hear him testify? Did you hear this guy? Can you believe it? ‘No, I have no bias against the president, I have no bias.’ Did you read what he said? What a group. Comey, lies and leaks. He’s a liar and he’s a leaker…It’s the most incredible thing people have ever seen…we’re going to straighten it out, it’s going to get straightened out.” –President Donald Trump
President Trump’s personal attorney — Rudy Giuliani — has since responded to the report by saying “it’s shocking” the FBI would open the investigation, because the president was exercising Article II of the Constitution. This gives him executive power over the federal government.