President Trump has retweeted the below two tweets from Senator Chuck Grassley and his son Eric:
Additionally, he has put out a book recommendation, imploring people to read up on Andrew Jackson.
Notably, Senator Grassley has demanded all communications sent by embattled FBI investigator Peter Strzok, who has had his anti-Trump bias exposed in recent days.
From The Washington Times:
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman has demanded the FBI turn over documents related to an agent who was removed from Robert Mueller’s special counsel team after an internal probe found he sent messages that showed possible bias for Hillary Clinton and against President Trump.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday to ask that the bureau address a series of questions about counterintelligence investigator Peter Strzok.
The deputy assistant director in the FBI’s counterterrorism division was removed both from that position and the Mueller team over the summer, and reassigned to the human resources division, after it was reported that he “engaged in communications demonstrating political bias while handling matters in two sensitive, high-profile investigations,” Mr. Grassley said.
Mr. Strzok led the investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server in 2016. He sent the text messages to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who also left the Mueller investigation this past summer.
He was also one of two agents who would eventually interview former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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Members of Congress are attacking President Trump over his tweets, with both Democrats and (establishment) Republicans attacking the President for his conduct.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is noted by Reuters as attacking Trump over his conduct.
A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into “peril” by commenting on the probe.
“I would just say this with the president: There’s an ongoing criminal investigation,” Graham said on the CBS program “Face the Nation.”
“You tweet and comment regarding ongoing criminal investigations at your own peril,” he added.
On Sunday morning, Trump wrote on Twitter that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser - a statement at odds with an account Comey himself has given.
That tweet followed one on Saturday in which Trump said: “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President (Mike Pence) and the FBI.”
Legal experts and some Democratic lawmakers said if Trump knew Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then pressured Comey not to investigate him, that could bolster a charge of obstruction of justice.
Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, told Reuters in an interview on Sunday that he had drafted the Saturday tweet and made “a mistake” when he composed it.
“The mistake was I should have put the lying to the FBI in a separate line referencing his plea,” Dowd said. “Instead, I put it together and it made all you guys go crazy. A tweet is a shorthand.”
Dowd said the first time the president knew for a fact that Flynn lied to the FBI was when he was charged.
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