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Trump blasts the FBI minutes before a major speech at the top law-enforcement agency

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    President Donald Trump lamented the state of the FBI shortly before delivering a speech at an FBI graduation ceremony on Friday.

    The president recently described the country’s top law-enforcement agency as “in tatters. ”

    On Friday, a White House spokesman said newly released FBI records showed “extreme bias” against Trump among leadership at the FBI.


President Donald Trump lamented the state of the FBI, the nation’s top law-enforcement agency, shortly before delivering a speech at an FBI graduation ceremony on Friday in Quantico, Virginia.

“It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI, but we’re going to rebuild the FBI. It’ll be bigger and better than ever,” Trump told reporters before boarding Virginia-bound Marine One on Friday morning. Other records revealed edits made to soften the statement of James Comey, then the FBI director, concerning the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Gidley called the records “eye-opening” and “deeply troubling.

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