In a series of Sunday morning tweets, President Donald Trump went after former FBI director James Comey, as well as former deputy director Andrew McCabe and the Mueller investigation.
"Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends."
The president on Saturday accused Comey of “lies” and “leaks” related to former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that he fired McCabe, accusing the bureau’s No. 2 official of leaking information to the media and deceiving congressional investigators. The dismissal has roiled Washington, D.C. and a senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a hearing over the White House's attacks on Department of Justice and the FBI.
The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week. In fact, it was the same type of work that I continued to do under Director Wray, at his request.