President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted a long quote from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray for “protecting” a “gang” that attempted “an illegal coup.”
“‘Just another abuse of power in a long series of abuses of power by the Democrats that began during the Obama Administration, continued through the Mueller FBI operation, & now the baton has been passed to [House Judiciary Committee Chairman] Jerry Nadler to continue to abuse power to harass President Trump and the Democrat National Committee,'” Trump tweeted Monday morning.
He later added, in a pair of tweets, another quote claiming that the FBI lacks “leadership,” in an apparent swipe at the FBI director.
“‘The Democrat Party apparatus-has been caught using donor Dollars to Collude with Russian Intelligence to attack a domestic political opponent (me). The FBI has no leadership. The Director is protecting the same gang…..that tried to……..overthrow the President through an illegal coup.’”
The FBI’s former general counsel, James Baker, denied accusations of an “attempted ‘coup,’” last week, according to ABC News.
“There was no attempted ‘coup,'” Baker said in an interview with the Brookings Institution. “There was no way in hell that I was going to allow some coup or coup attempt to take place on my watch.”