President Donald Trump attacked his FBI director hours ahead of his White House meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and other social media users noticed a big coincidence.
The president turned on Christopher Wray in an early morning Twitter rant after the FBI director broke with Attorney General William Barr and agreed the Justice Department's inspector general had found no evidence of wrongdoing at the start of the Russia probe.
I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given… https://t.co/z8IAGHP0Qy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1575980203.0
Other Twitter users recalled the last time Trump blasted his own FBI director.
Each time Trump meets with Russian diplomats on American soil he attacks the FBI Director. First James Comey and no… https://t.co/mTy6ulPr4L— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy) 1575980889.0
Trump is meeting today with the same Russian official he met with the day after he fired the last FBI director, and… https://t.co/PJ1T3OPkrY— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney) 1575980665.0
“Current director of the FBI” doesn’t have a reassuring ring to it https://t.co/PKeNdfPfQf— Kathryn Watson (@Kathryn Watson) 1575980618.0
I was texting this morning with a number of Trump officials, current and past, about this very question - the remar… https://t.co/ZDDhvKUbFS— Jonathan Swan (@Jonathan Swan) 1575980589.0
For everyone who says ignore the tweets, this is very much the stakes of impeachment: whether Trump's three year ca… https://t.co/LpDgQWvGF1— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller) 1575981727.0
There is no small chance that Trump’s aides just printed out a bunch of Bongino Report headlines and pictures of hi… https://t.co/tiodIa8WR2— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman) 1575980356.0
congrats to new fbi director dan bongino https://t.co/5dZhPY1pKG— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz) 1575980293.0
Congratulations to Acting FBI Director Mick Mulvaney. https://t.co/snjFkFa928— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner) 1575980380.0
This is how disinformation works. The president invents conspiracy theories which are amplified by Fox News & Repub… https://t.co/CvNZmHsBMM— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas) 1575980634.0
Well, since yours is the one written in crayon using simple pictograms, I think we know why. https://t.co/bmI7dkQd6W— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1575980585.0