'Way Beyond Normal': Trump Ally Blasts the President's Attacks on FBI to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace
President Donald Trump went on a full-throated attack against the FBI investigation into his campaign over the weekend, demanding that the bureau launch a probe into whether its efforts to scrutinize several of his staffers were the result of a political agenda. On Monday, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said that even one of the president's closest allies said that these attacks were a major deviation from typical presidential behavior.
"One tweet veered way beyond normal presidential conduct, and even beyond normal Trump conduct, one of the president's closest allies acknowledged to me today," she said on her show "Deadline: White House." She did not say who this "ally" was.
This is the tweet in question:
I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FB… https://t.co/GPZy1kPKgJ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1526837860.0
Many observers warned that such a request, based on no evidence, likely constitutes an abuse of power and could trigger a constitutional crisis.
Watch the clip below:
"FBI Director Christopher Wray & Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein just left a meeting with the President after a punishing… https://t.co/nyPVHpk1i4— Deadline White House (@Deadline White House)1526933525.0