Holder hits back at Trump: The FBI’s reputation is not in 'tatters'

Holder hits back at Trump: The FBI’s reputation is not in 'tatters'
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Former Obama Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderTrump, Obamas and Clintons among leaders mourning Aretha Franklin With bash-Trump day, press acts like opposition party Sanders to appear next week on Colbert's 'Late Show' MORE fired back at President Trump’s claim that the FBI’s reputation is in “tatters,” saying there’s more integrity at the agency than there is in the White House.

“Nope. Not letting this go. The FBI’s reputation is not in ‘tatters,’ ” Holder tweeted Sunday. “It’s composed of the same dedicated men and women who have always worked there and who do a great, apolitical job.”

“You’ll find integrity and honesty at FBI headquarters and not at 1600 Penn Ave right now.”

 

 

Trump tweeted earlier Sunday that the FBI’s standing was “in Tatters – worst in history!”

“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,” Trump tweeted.

 

 

Trump also tweeted reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had removed an agent working on the Russia probe for possibly sending anti-Trump text messages.

Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey ultimately led to Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.