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 TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers 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 ClintonTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Klobuchar jokes to Cuomo: 'I feel you creeping over my shoulder' but 'not in a Trumpian manner' Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE, and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment Heavy lapses in judgment are politicizing the justice system 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 MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 poised to roll back transgender health protections Trump claims Mueller didn't speak to those 'closest' to him And the winner of the Robert Mueller Sweepstakes is — Vladimir Putin MORE to run the department. 

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