Fresh Off The Golf Course, Trump Lashes Out At FBI Deputy Director And James Comey

Donald Trump spent a good portion of his day at his golf club, marking the 84th day he’s done so since taking the oath of office. It must have been a bad game because just after that, Trump lashed out at FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter following a report saying McCabe plans to retire in a few months. The report follows McCabe’s testimony in front of congressional committees this week, as well as mounting criticism from Republicans regarding the Russia probe.

So, naturally, Trump attacked McCabe with a lie.

“How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?” Trump tweeted.

He didn’t stop there.

With all of the Intel at Trump’s disposal, he’s getting his information from Fox News. McCabe spent most of his career in the fight against terrorism and now he’s being attacked by the so-called president. Trump has been fact-checked before on his claim of his wife receiving $700,000 for her campaign.

Politifact noted in late July that Trump’s “tweet about Andrew McCabe is a significant distortion of the facts. And the implication that McCabe got Clinton off as a political favor doesn’t make much sense when we look at the evidence.”

His July tweet was rated ‘mostly false.’ But Trump repeats these lies because he knows his supporters will believe them without bothering to Google. It’s still a lie, though.

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