As the Justice Department follows his order to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, President Donald Trump began laying the groundwork to jail his perceived enemies.
Attorney General William Barr has asked U.S. Attorneys to examine how the counterintelligence and FBI investigations began and has refused to turn over the unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, who has a recording of a person “connected to” Congress attempting to influence Michael Flynn’s testimony.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered the government Thursday to provide a public transcript of a November 2017 voice mail message from Trump’s attorney reminding the former national security adviser of the president’s fondness for him, when Flynn was considering cooperation with Mueller’s team.
The president reacted by citing a Fox News poll showing “58 percent of people say that the FBI broke the law” by investigating him, and calling for investigators to be jailed for “treason.”
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019