Ex-GOP lawmaker warns Trump: FBI attacks are 'gonna bite you in the ass'

 Ex-GOP lawmaker warns Trump: FBI attacks are 'gonna bite you in the ass'
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Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Saturday warned President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE against attacking FBI leadership, saying the attacks are “gonna bite you in the ass.”

“President Trump, quit attacking the FBI on Twitter. It's wrong and it's gonna bite you in the ass,” Walsh tweeted.

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“Put your phone down. No more tweets until after New Years,” he added. 

Trump had lashed out at FBI leadership on Twitter earlier Saturday, going after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over Democrats’ past donations to his wife’s political campaign.

His attack on McCabe came just after a report revealed that the deputy director was planning on retiring from the FBI in the coming months, as Republican lawmakers accuse him and other FBI officials of bias against Trump.

The president has stepped up his attacks on the agency in recent weeks, saying earlier this month that the bureau’s reputation was “in tatters.”