Former Trump campaign manager Michael Caputo praised President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE for his tweets criticizing the FBI and its top officials, calling the move an "insurance policy" against political bias in their investigations.

"The president's tweets are an insurance policy for the American people to make sure that its leading law enforcement organization remains unbiased," Caputo said on CNN's "New Day."


Trump has criticized former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyShowtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges MORE, current Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over the last week for their part in the bureau's investigation of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, which the president says has been tainted by anti-Trump sentiments held by agents in the FBI.


Caputo defended the tweets against the officials, saying the president was "not going after them personally, he's going after them professionally," he told host Alisyn Camerota. 

The president has questioned McCabe — who Trump reportedly considered to take the FBI's top spot after firing Comey — over his handling of the FBI's probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, following numerous times McCabe has been questioned by Republican lawmakers.

In his recent tweets, Trump has also tried to connect McCabe's handling of the probe to his wife, who took thousands of dollars in campaign funding from a political action committee led by top state Democrats with ties to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants How Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 MORE in her 2015 race for a Virginia State Senate seat.

"This is politics as usual," Caputo continued. "I know that's disappointing for some people, but the president is highlighting this bias to the American people for good reason. If there's going to be an investigation it must be unbiased," he said.

Caputo added that special counsel Robert Mueller has "done something" about addressing bias in his probe into Russian collusion, "but he needs to do more," referring to the special counsel's removal of agents found to have shared anti-Trump texts.

"I think Andrew McCabe needs to be challenged on his impartiality," Caputo said, "and I think the president is doing that and I appreciate those tweets. I consider them an insurance policy for America."