President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE on Tuesday lashed out at the Department of Justice and the FBI over texts that he says reveal a “media leak strategy” to undermine his administration.
His tweet seems to be referencing a Fox Business segment on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that discussed texts between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
"New Strzok-Page texts reveal 'Media Leak Strategy,'" Trump tweeted early Monday morning. "@FoxNews So terrible, and NOTHING is being done at DOJ or FBI - but the world is watching, and they get it completely."
New Strzok-Page texts reveal “Media Leak Strategy.” @FoxNews So terrible, and NOTHING is being done at DOJ or FBI - but the world is watching, and they get it completely.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
The president had earlier also tweeted a quote from the show's host Lou Dobbs, who during the segment said there is “nothing to show collusion between President Trump and Russia.”
“We have found nothing to show collusion between President Trump & Russia, absolutely zero, but every day we get more documentation showing collusion between the FBI & DOJ, the Hillary campaign, foreign spies & Russians, incredible.” @SaraCarterDC @LouDobbs— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Dobbs had Fox News contributor Sara Carter on his show Monday night for a segment to discuss a letter sent by Rep. Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsJan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Graham found Trump election fraud arguments suitable for 'third grade': Woodward book Allies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid MORE (R-N.C.) to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE.
In the letter, Meadows, a Trump ally and frequent critic of the FBI, is accusing government officials of conspiring to leak damaging information to the press in order to hurt the president.
Meadows, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in the letter, said that Strzok and Page discussed a specific media-leak strategy related to Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
He accuses Strzok and Page of discussing a media leak the day before The Washington Post reported that the FBI was monitoring Page's communications.
Republicans have often used Strzok's and Page's texts to allege corruption and an anti-Trump bias within the FBI and Justice Department.
Trump often targets Strzok, who was fired earlier this summer over his texts criticizing political figures, for his role in the texts.