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In Tweetstorm, Trump Slams Comey Who “Lied And Leaked And Protected Hillary Clinton”, Rips NFL, Democrats

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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In an early Wednesday tweetstorm, Trump blasted fired FBI Director James Comey and questioned the DOJ, following the FBI’s confirmation that Comey began drafting his statement about Hillary Clinton’s private email server use long before the investigation was complete.

Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself.”

Trump then accused Comey of perjury, and asked why the DOJ has not addressed this yet: “Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?”

Trump also accused Comey of lying and leaking to protect Clinton. “He was the best thing that ever happened to her!”

On Monday, the FBI posted a document revealing Comey began drafting a letter in July of 2016 in which he did not recommend charges against Clinton.  FBI official James Rybicki in mid-May requested in an unclassified email that officials “send any comments on this statement so we may roll it into a master doc for discussion with the Director at a future date.” Comey would make his announcement roughly two months later, criticizing Clinton for being “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

Trump also took aim at Senate Democrats, and Republicans, urging “all Senate Republicans” to vote for “the largest Tax Cuts in U.S. history.”

Speaking on Monday at the White House Rose Garden, Trump said “If we get it done, that’s a great achievement,” while standing next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “But don’t forget it took years for the Reagan administration to get taxes done. I’ve been here for nine months, a little more than nine months.” Despite the president’s efforts, the only 52 percent of Americans in a new CNN poll say they oppose the president’s tax reform plan, while only 34 percent say they support it.  Trump is set to meet with the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday to discuss tax reform efforts.

Trump then moved on to the NFL, which he ripped for its decision to allow players to kneel during the national anthem, saying it shows “total disrespect for our great country!”

“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” the president said in a tweet.

Trump’s anger was prompted by the NFL decision on Tuesday not to implement a rule that would require players to stand during the national anthem.  The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport was the first to report the decision. Trump has taken aim at players who kneel during the anthem to protest racial and social injustice in the U.S.

Finally, Trump ripped Rep. Frederica Wilson, saying the Florida Democrat’s claim that he made an insensitive comment about a fallen soldier’s wife was “totally fabricated.”

“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”

Wilson said on Tuesday that she overheard Trump tell the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger nearly two weeks ago, that Johnson “knew what he signed up for..but when it happens it hurts anyway.”

Wilson told CNN that she was in a car with Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, during a trip to meet her husband’s casket when Trump called, and that Myeshia was “very distraught after the call.”

“She has just lost her husband, she was just told that he cannot have an open casket funeral which gives her all kinds of nightmares about what his body must look, what his face must look, and this is what the president of the United States says to her,” Wilson told CNN. Trump launched a fresh round of controversy on Monday when at a press conference he made the claim that his predecessors did not call the families of fallen soldiers. He then attempted to walk back the claim at the same press conference.