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Trump tweet says Sessions is 'scared stiff and missing in action'

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President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet on Saturday and said he may get involved in a lawsuit seeking text messages from fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

“Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed—not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!” Trump tweeted. Sessions has recused himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election. USA Today (here and here), Politico and Bloomberg News have stories.

The tweets began with a reference to a lawsuit by Judicial Watch seeking communications related to Fusion GPS, the company that compiled the Democratic-financed Russia dossier; former British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired to conduct the dossier research; Nellie Ohr, who reportedly worked at Fusion GPS; and Ohr’s husband, Bruce Ohr, a former associate deputy attorney general who is said to be the current director of a Justice Department organized crime task force. The Hill has reported on Ohr’s communications with Steele.

In the first tweet in the series, Trump asked why the FBI isn’t giving text messages to Judicial Watch from McCabe, who was fired for making a disclosure to the news media and lacking candor under oath. “FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY,” Trump tweeted. “What are they hiding? McCabe wife took big campaign dollars from Hillary people.”

McCabe’s wife took donations from a political action committee linked to an ally of Hillary Clinton in an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate.

Trump tweeted that the “fake news media” is not reporting about “lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife.”

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