Trump Is Raging That Manafort’s Trial Is Getting More News Coverage Than His Tweets: Report
President Donald Trump is reportedly fuming that his former campaign chairman’s trial is dominating news coverage, Politico Reported Saturday.
Trump has been fixated on coverage of Paul Manafort, expressing his rage to close confidants that his former campaign chairman’s trial is increasingly getting more attention than his tweets, according to Politico.
Manafort is facing charges of tax and bank fraud in Virginia, the first high-profile case from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to reach the trial stage.
In response to Manafort’s trial massive coverage, an enraged president Trump on Saturday publicly lambasted the Justice Department, attorney general Jeff Sessions and the FBI, amplifying his lawyers’ recent efforts to cast doubt on the Russia probe.
“Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities,” the president wrote on Twitter, one of a series of tweets he sent during his extended stay at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY). What are they hiding?”
Slamming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for being “scared stiff and Missing in Action,” Trump later seized on a line of his attacks his allies have made on a separate Justice Department official in recent days.
“The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC….
“….Do you believe Nelly [sic] worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE,” the president wrote on Twitter. “I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed – not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!”
Amid the renewed assault on the key players behind the Russia probe, Trump’s legal team is still trying to negotiate the terms of an interview between Mueller’s team and the president.
“I don’t think we want to put a date on it, but we want to get to the period of time where we don’t want to affect the 2018 election,” Giuliani told Politico.