Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton

Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE on Friday questioned why former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBuck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?' Why does Congress keep playing political games on FBI oversight? FBI confidence in leaders sank after Comey was fired: report MORE was not being investigated for his role in the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House protests extend into sixth day despite rain Clinton: US is 'losing friends and allies' under Trump Justice Dept releases surveillance applications for former Trump aide MORE email probe, given his wife's political ties.

In a tweet, the president took aim at McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, who took money from top Clinton ally and former Virginia Gov. Terry McCaulife (D) during her unsuccessful run for office.

Trump has frequently pointed to the campaign of McCabe's wife, and in particular the donations from McAuliffe, as evidence that McCabe was biased against him and exerted that bias at the FBI.

McCabe, who was fired from the FBI earlier this year just days before his pension was supposed to go into effect, has denied any wrongdoing but was the subject of a criminal referral from the Justice Department's inspector general last month.

The former deputy FBI chief is under investigation for allegedly lying to investigators and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE, and for leaking information to the media during the 2016 election.

“We found it extremely unlikely, as McCabe now claims, that he not only told Comey about his decision to authorize the disclosure, but that Comey thought it was a ‘good’ idea for McCabe to have taken that action,” the report stated.

Trump and other Republicans have pointed to the inspector general's report as evidence that McCabe mismanaged both the investigation into Clinton's email server and the later probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Following the report’s release, Trump tweeted that it was a "disaster" for McCabe, who "lied! lied! lied!" He added that "McCabe is Comey!"