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Trump Slams Sessions and Acting FBI Director McCabe in Morning Rant

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In a pair of tweets Tuesday morning, President Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions weak for not investigating Hillary Clinton and leaks.

Trump’s first tweet refers to a Politico story about opposition research that the Democratic National Committee gathered on Paul Manafort during the campaign with the help of officials at the Ukrainian embassy.

The tweets came shortly before radio host Hugh Hewitt released the audio of his interview with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who strongly implied that Trump would like Sessions to go.

Last week, in a New York Times interview, Trump criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. It was reported Monday that the White House is considering potential replacements for Sessions, including Sen. Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Trump also tweeted Tuesday that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had received $700,000 from Hillary Clinton through his wife, Jill.

In reality, Jill McCabe received nearly $500,000 in donations for her Virginia state Senate campaign in 2015 from Common Good VA, the political action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton ally.

Trump’s mistrust of McCabe was mentioned in fired FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony in June. In his opening statement, Comey said that Trump had brought up McCabe in a March 30 phone call, saying that Comey had vouched for him. “In an abrupt shift, he turned the conversation to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying he hadn’t brought up ‘the McCabe thing’ because I had said McCabe was honorable, although McAuliffe was close to the Clintons and had given him (I think he meant Deputy Director McCabe’s wife) campaign money,” Comey wrote. “Although I didn’t understand why the President was bringing this up, I repeated that Mr. McCabe was an honorable person.”