Former Trump campaign manager Michael Caputo praised President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition 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."
Former Trump Campaign Manager Michael Caputo: The President's tweets are an insurance policy for the American people to make sure its leading law enforcement organization [the FBI] remains unbiased https://t.co/d5zTrYa4ep— New Day (@NewDay) December 26, 2017
Trump has criticized former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion 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 ClintonLet's 'reimagine' political corruption The Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second 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."