When our forefathers wrote the U.S. Constitution, they never intended for a sitting president to use his power in order to involve himself with investigations of political opponents.
This, however, is exactly what President Trump threatened to do this morning in a storm of tweets aimed at reigniting talk about his favorite political foe, Hillary Clinton.
“Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD,” Trump tweeted. “Also gave false election info. I feel sure that we will soon be getting to the bottom of all of this corruption. At some point I may have to get involved! “‘The FBI only looked at 3000 of 675,000 Crooked Hillary Clinton Emails.’ They purposely didn’t look at the disasters. This news is just out.
@FoxNews. ‘The FBI looked at less than 1%’ of Crooked’s Emails!”
This Tweet comes after Fox News did a story suggesting that the FBI skipped over certain emails related to Hillary Clinton in their probe, and the re-opening of that probe, which some say may have cost Clinton the 2016 election.
As the President continues to claim that he doesn’t want Jeff Sessions to be “improperly influenced by political considerations,” he also suggests that Jeff Sessions should be investigating his political opponent, or else, he may have to step in to “get involved.”