FBI head and James Comey hit back at Trump and say 'it's simply false' that agents aren't dedicated after the president said the agency was 'in tatters'
- FBI Agents Association head Thomas O'Connor hit out at Trump Sunday night?
- He said that any suggestions?FBI agents aren't committed are 'simply false'?
- Former director James Comey also tweeted that the FBI is 'honest, strong and independent'?
- President Trump said Sunday the FBI's reputation is the 'worst in history'
- He wrote: 'After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation, running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters'
- The Twitter tirade comes after a top agent was removed from the Mueller probe?
The FBI fired back at President Trump's comments against the Bureau on Sunday, saying that any suggestions agents aren't committed are 'simply false.'?
On Sunday Trump took to Twitter to lash out at the FBI and say its reputation is in 'tatters'.??
He blamed former FBI director James Comey - who he fired in May.?
'After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness,' he wrote.??
Later Sunday afternoon the head of the FBI Agents Association Thomas O'Connor hit out at Trump's criticism, saying that every day agents put their lives on the line. ?
The FBI fired back at President Trump's comments against the Bureau on Sunday
President Trump took to Twitter to lash out at the FBI and say its reputation is in 'tatters.'?He blamed former FBI director James Comey - who he fired in May
Later Sunday afternoon the head of the FBI Agents Association Thomas O'Connor hit out at Trump's criticism, saying that every day agents put their lives on the line and that any?suggestions agents aren't committed are 'simply false'
'Every day, FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line to protect the American public from national security and criminal threats,' O'Connor wrote on Twitter.?
'Agents perform these duties with unwavering integrity and professionalism and a focus on complying with the law and the Constitution.?
'This is why the FBI continues to be the premier law enforcement agency in the world. FBI Agents are dedicated to their mission; suggesting otherwise is simply false.'?
Comey also quickly tweeted: 'I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent.'
'Every day, FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line to protect the American public from national security and criminal threats,' O'Connor (left) wrote on Twitter. Comey (right) chimed in additionally, writing that the FBI is honest, strong and independent?
Comey also quickly shot back at the tweet: writing: 'I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent.'
Trump's outburst came after a report that special counsel Robert Mueller removed FBI agent Peter Strzok, the deputy head of counterintelligence, who also took lead in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, from his team for making potentially anti-Trump remarks.
Mueller is currently heading up an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia.???
Mueller spokesman Peter Carr previously confirmed Strzok's leave in a statement to The Hill.
'Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel's Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation,' Carr said.
'Lisa Page completed her brief detail and had returned to the FBI weeks before our office was aware of the allegations.'
The reports were released after Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty in federal court for lying to the FBI over an exchange with the Russian ambassador.?
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