President Donald Trump demanded on Twitter that the U.S. Justice Department indict his former rival in the 2016 election, upending hundreds of years of democratic norms.
“You know, the saddest thing is that because I’m the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department,” the president told conservative radio host Larry O’Connor on Thursday. “I’m not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be doing. And I’m very frustrated by it.”
Following his statements on the radio, Trump issued the following tweets: