Trump: I hope IG's report on Clinton, Comey is not being made 'weaker’

Trump: I hope IG's report on Clinton, Comey is not being made 'weaker’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces new hit on deficit The Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm House gears up for Mueller testimony MORE said in an early morning tweet on Tuesday that he hopes the inspector general's report on his former rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE, and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal MORE is not being delayed to make it "weaker." 

"What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey." the president said. "Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!"

 

 

Trump was referring to a probe  by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) internal watchdog into the FBI's handling of the investigation into Clinton's emails while Comey was leading the bureau. 

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Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers last month that a draft of the report was finished.

It is expected to be critical of Comey for taking various actions, including his announcement in July 2016 recommending that charges not be filed against Clinton. 

Comey did not tell the DOJ about the announcement prior to making it. 

The president has torn into the DOJ in recent days, specifically for its role in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's probe into Russia's election meddling and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 

Trump revealed last week that he wished he picked someone other than Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's no racist — he's an equal opportunity offender Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question MORE to run the department. 

Sessions earned Trump's ire after he recused himself from the Russia probe.