Trump: McCabe wrote memos 'to help his own agenda'

Trump: McCabe wrote memos 'to help his own agenda'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE on Sunday said former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe MORE wrote memos about their interactions to further his own agenda.

“Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Comey: I'm not rooting for Mueller to demonstrate Trump is a criminal Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP MORE. Can we call them Fake Memos?” 

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The tweet from the president comes after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump says 'people will not stand' for Mueller report Jeff Sessions returns to Justice Department to retrieve Cabinet chair Rosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March MORE said Friday that he fired McCabe for leaking to the media and misleading congressional investigators.

McCabe, who was the No. 2 official at the FBI, reportedly provided special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s team with memos describing his contacts with the president.

Former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump fired last May, told a Senate panel last year that shortly after he was dismissed, he authorized "a close friend" to leak the contents of a memo to the media in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," said Comey.

"I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."