President Donald Trump on Monday accused his own deputy attorney general of being a traitor in an unhinged early morning Twitter rant.
Referencing former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Trump lashed out at both McCabe and Rosenstein, who suggested wearing a wire to capture audio of Trump obstructing justice.
"Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe," the president wrote. "He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught. There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!"
Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story get… https://t.co/7YgfLI8d9b— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1550492127.0
....There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really l… https://t.co/zXI6PPXBEu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1550492947.0
Rosenstein considered wearing a wire after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey and then reportedly told Russian government officials that sacking Comey had taken off "pressure" that was on him because of the Russia investigation.