President Trump went after Jeff Sessions again Wednesday – demanding to know why the embattled attorney general had not replaced the acting FBI director.
“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got … big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!” Trump tweeted about 10 a.m.
McCabe’s wife, Jill, received about $660,000 from a political-action committee affiliated with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe – a longtime friend of the Clintons – and from the Virginia Democratic Party in 2015.
But there is no evidence that Hillary Clinton knew of the contributions.
The FBI said last year that McCabe “played no role, attended no events, and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind” for his wife’s candidacy.
James Comey, the recently ousted FBI director, has testified that Trump mentioned McCabe – who led the bureau’s probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server – as he sought Comey’s loyalty.
Trump has been blasting Sessions daily, leaving him hanging as rumors swirl about his ultimate demise.
The president claimed in an interview with The New York Times that he never would have named Sessions to his Cabinet had he known that he was going to recuse himself from the probe of Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.