President Donald Trump lamented the state of the FBI
shortly before delivering a speech at an FBI graduation
ceremony on Friday.
The president recently described the country’s top
law-enforcement agency as “in tatters.”
On Friday, a White House spokesman said newly
released FBI records showed “extreme bias” against Trump among
leadership at the FBI.
President Donald Trump lamented the state of the FBI, the
nation’s top law-enforcement agency, shortly before delivering a
speech at an FBI graduation ceremony on Friday in Quantico,
“It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI, but we’re going to
rebuild the FBI. It’ll be bigger and better than ever,” Trump
told reporters before boarding Virginia-bound Marine One on
The president also recently described the country’s top
law-enforcement agency as “in tatters,” but a White House
said on Friday that Trump had “full faith and
confidence” in the rank-and-file members of the Department of
Justice and the FBI.
Trump is attending the graduation ceremony of about 200
law-enforcement leaders who took part in an FBI training program
with the goal of improving law-enforcement standards. The
officers were trained in intelligence theory, terrorism and
terrorist mindsets, law, behavioral science, law-enforcement
communication, and forensic science, according to the Associated
Also on Friday morning, Hogan Gidley, the
White House’s deputy press secretary, said that recently
released FBI records showed “extreme bias” against Trump
among leadership at the FBI.
Recently disclosed text messages between two FBI agents assigned
to the ongoing investigation into Russia interference in the 2016
presidential election and possible collusion with Trump’s
campaign included a reference to Trump as an “idiot.” Both agents
are no longer involved in the Russia investigation. Other records
revealed edits made to soften the statement of James Comey, then
the FBI director, concerning the agency’s investigation into
Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was
secretary of state.
Gidley called the records “eye-opening” and “deeply
“There is extreme bias against this president with high-up
members of the team there at the FBI who were investigating
Hillary Clinton at the time,” Gidley
told “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning.