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Trump Slams Own AG Jeff Sessions on Passing FISA Investigation to ‘Obama Guy’: ‘DISGRACEFUL!’

President Donald Trump slammed his own attorney general on Twitter Wednesday morning, asking why Jeff Sessions had passed the investigation into potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to the Justice Department’s inspector general.

The announcement of the investigation came in light of the memos released by Congress on FBI and DOJ efforts to obtain FISA warrants to surveil a Trump campaign adviser.

But the fact the probe is being handled by the inspector general, an internal watchdog, and not DOJ lawyers has apparently rankled Trump, who took to Twitter to demand why “A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse.”

He added: “Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers?”


This is yet another in a series of very public clashes between Trump and his own attorney general, stretching back to when the president labeled Sessions “beleaguered.”

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