Trump Suggests Clinton Has Influence Over FBI Director

Wrongly claims Clinton donated to Jill McCabe campaign
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2017 8:42 AM CDT
Trump Jokes Son Barron Will Be Next 'Witch Hunt' Victim
President Donald Trump speaks in the Blue Room of the White House on Monday.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump lobbed plenty of accusations before breakfast Tuesday, one of which was that Hillary Clinton has influence over the acting FBI director. On Twitter, Trump also continued his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking "a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" while referencing Clinton in relation to "Ukrainian efforts to sabotage [the] Trump campaign." He also claimed Clinton gave $700,000 to the wife of FBI director Andrew McCabe. CBS News reports Clinton didn't donate to the Virginia state senate campaign of Jill McCabe. Instead, Jill McCabe received almost $500,000 from the political action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally.

Following his election win in November, Trump suggested he would not pursue an investigation into Clinton because it "would be very, very divisive for the country," though he appears to be changing his tune as the investigation into Russian meddling in the election continues. Trump also took to Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate his son-in-law on his congressional testimony Monday. "Jared Kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians," Trump tweeted, per the Hill. He then joked the "witch hunt" would next target his 11-year-old son, Barron Trump. In yet another tweet Tuesday, Trump welcomed John McCain back to the Senate, calling him an "American hero," which marks quite a change of sentiment. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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