President Trump on Wednesday fired off a raging tweet attacking his own attorney general for not doing enough to investigate former President Barack Obama.
“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy?” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.
He then trashed Sessions for not directing his own attorneys at the Department of Justice to investigate Obama themselves.
“Why not use Justice Department lawyers?” he asked. “DISGRACEFUL!”
This is not the first time Trump attacks his own attorney general for not doing enough to investigate his political foes. Last week, Trump on Twitter told his followers to ask Sessions why Democrats weren’t being investigated for “crimes” related to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Last summer, he called Sessions “beleaguered” and “weak” because he was not sufficiently investigating former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
Trump has also raged against Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Attorney General stepped aside after it was revealed that he falsely told the Senate during his confirmation hearing that he had never met with any Russian government officials during the campaign.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. 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? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
Twitter users were quick to respond to Trump’s derange tweet. Here are some highlights:
You REALLY don’t understand the government, do you?
— Mark T. Card (@MarkTCard) February 28, 2018
Why is our president complaining on Twitter at 9 am about his peers like he is in high school?
— Andrew Aughe (@McSwordfish) February 28, 2018
Because he's a scared little baby man with a low IQ and a strong desire for people to like him.
— Bad Janet (@scooterpotato) February 28, 2018
Getting desperate. Lol
— Slo1 (@Bradypus9710) February 28, 2018
Why don’t you focus on your crumbling empire?Who will support Ivankas children when Jared is in jail? How do you plan to support your wall, when you can’t get all groups to agree at the same time? Put your phone down and get to work, you wanted this job, so do it! #IMPEACHNOW
— Redswench (@RedsSunshine) February 28, 2018
Jesus man, I know you're lonely because @flotus doesn't talk to you but can't you like find a hobby or something? Maybe look into an elliptical?
— Joseph (@jcasillas623) February 28, 2018
— Nick Skrichterhin (@nixkrichterhin) February 28, 2018
— Suz P (@pedi_suzanne) February 28, 2018
— Travis Allen 🌊 (@TravisAllen02) February 28, 2018
DJT has no clue how the branches of government operate!!
— Anita Warren (@AnitaWarren2) February 28, 2018
You got a D- in US goverment didn’t you?
Just give it up. You’re a traitor we all know it.
— Me The People (@MeThePeople4) February 28, 2018