President Donald Trump slammed ‘disgraceful’ conduct by the FBI before paying a visit to the FBI Academy in Virginia, where he blasted those who make ‘malicious attacks’ on the character and integrity of law enforcement.
Trump flew to Quantico, Virginia Friday to speak at the graduation of the FBI Academy, just weeks after saying the Bureau was in ‘tatters.’
As he boarded Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, he went after FBI investigators who have been revealed to have criticized him in private texts, causing some Republicans to charge bias in the Robert Mueller probe.
‘Well, it’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI. But we’re going to rebuild the FBI,’ Trump said.
‘It will be bigger and better than ever. But it is very sad when you look at those documents. And how they’ve done that is really, really disgraceful, and you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it. It’s a very sad thing to watch, I will tell you that.’
He also went backed to slamming the FBI’s Hillary Clinton probe – calling it a ‘rigged system’ – a phrase he used to apply to the presidential election system in advance of his win.
‘When you look at the Hillary Clinton investigation, it was — I’ve been saying for a long time — that was a rigged system, folks. That was a rigged system,’ Trump said.
‘When you look at what they did with respect to the Hillary Clinton investigation, it was rigged. And there’s never been anything like it in this country that we’ve ever found before. It’s very, very sad. Very, very sad.’