Trump loved the FBI when it was investigating Clinton

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 02:00:22 AM. When Donald Trump was the Republican candidate he loved the FBI for reopening the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails.

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President Donald Trump and his supporters have blasted the FBI over its “integrity” but they certainly loved the nation’s top investigative agency when it focused on Democrat Hillary Clinton’s private email server probe weeks before Election Day last year.

The then-presidential candidate and those within in his campaign had nothing but praise for the FBI after it re-opened the investigation into Clinton’s emails as secretary of state days before the election.

Most notably, former campaign senior adviser and now Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders chastised those in the Clinton camp who were “attacking the FBI” and then-Director James Comey.

“When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing,” Sanders tweeted on November 3, 2016, five days before the election.

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest child, also tweeted a story citing former campaign manager turned White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway’s assertion that Clinton was not fit to be president because of the FBI investigation.

Trump Jr. even ranked the reasons he thought Clinton should not be elected, with the FBI probe coming in at No. 7.

And the president’s oldest son also parroted conservative site Breitbart’s coverage of the FBI supposedly continuing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after Comey had declared the agency would not be charging Clinton. He mixed in a jab at the media’s coverage of Clinton as well.

Conway, too, on the very day Comey made his announcement declared: “Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two.”

And two days before Election Day last year, Conway had no problem validating the FBI’s investigation into Clinton.

Then-Republican candidate Trump used a combination of blasting the “dishonest media” and propping up the FBI in order to bury Clinton.

“Wow, Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton. Very dishonest media!,” he tweeted October 30, 2016.

Even former campaign official and Trump’s first press secretary Sean Spicer pointed out the hypocrisy within the Clinton campaign for challenging Comey, a tactic Trump and his current team are presently using.

Trump spent Saturday attacking the FBI’s reputation, labeling an agent “very dishonest,” describing the agency as “in Tatters,” following former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.

Trump has routinely flip-flopped his support for the FBI. In October he claimed Comey “was the best thing that ever happened” to Clinton.

But Trump evidently believed his dismissal of Comey in May, which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, would actually bring cheers from Democrats.

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