MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has discredited its reputation after years of fired FBI director James Comey’s leadership, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday, pointing to "dishonest" investigation into former US State Secretary Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information on her private email account among other issues.
"After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters…" Trump wrote on Twitter.
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
The FBI reopened the probe prior to the November 8 US presidential election over newly discovered emails that may be pertinent to the case. However, the agency stood by its earlier conclusion.
In May, Trump fired Comey over the poor handling of the investigation into the Clinton private server and email scandal. On November 14, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the US Department of Justice will conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into Clinton's mishandling of classified information, in a congressional hearing on Tuesday.