AG Sulzberger Condemns Trump's 'Enemy of the People' Slam

Feb 23, 2019, 01:27
AG Sulzberger Condemns Trump's 'Enemy of the People' Slam

The report reveals for the first time ever that President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about being investigated by FBI agents who hated him so much they were willing to violate every code of ethics to overturn an election by creating a false narrative about some Russian mishigas that never happened.

"I can't imagine voting for a Republican candidate right now", McCabe said in response to a question from HuffPost.

McCabe also claims that Trump told him, "I heard you were part of the resistance" that didn't approve of Comey's leadership and his treatment of the Clinton email case.

"They chose not to engage", she notes, "and then afterwards, the President acts surprised".

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"Trump has done it with the same tactics he once used in his business empire: demanding fierce loyalty from employees, applying pressure tactics to keep people in line and protecting the brand - himself - at all costs", wrote Maggie Haberman in the Times.

"As I have repeatedly told President Trump face to face", he said, "there are mounting signs that this incendiary rhetoric is encouraging threats and violence against journalists at home and overseas".

"I realized that he was offering me the opportunity to adopt his narrative", he said of the president's comments. So much so that the president himself was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a possible tool of Russian Federation. "I left under adverse circumstances", he added.

Meanwhile, Trump went on the attack against the free press Wednesday morning, and, for the first time ever, labeled a single news outlet, the Times, "the enemy of the people".

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McCabe claims the underlying reasons he set the investigations into motion immediately after being asked to serve as acting director was because Trump had made it clear he "might not be in the job long". Trump also repeatedly berated his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his failure to rein in the Russian Federation probe. McCabe disputes that finding and his attorney said on Thursday McCabe plans to file a civil lawsuit soon challenging his dismissal.

Besides his direct criticism of the Times, Trump also tweeted on Wednesday that "the Press has never been more dishonest than it is today". NY prosecutors also are looking into Trump's inaugural fund.

Several members of the media were shoved and assaulted at President Trump's campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, last week.

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as he participates in a signing ceremony of "Space Policy Directive 4", to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. "I think it's undeniable that those actions had an impact on the election".

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