It's just one of several examples of Trump way overplaying his hand on the Justice Department watchdog report released Thursday on how the FBI mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Trump later added that he had tried to stay "uninvolved" in the Justice Department, stating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was "not happy" with the IG report.
In a wide-ranging interview Friday morning with Fox and Friends, Trump said that he did not want to get involved in Justice Department matters but that what former FBI Director James Comey had done "was a bad thing to the people".
Not much else is known about Horowitz's review, though in March, the inspector general's office said it "will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review" if circumstances warrant. The report represents the culmination of an 18-month review into one of the most consequential FBI investigations in recent history.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, who Trump tapped as Comey's successor a year ago, also stood by the report's final conclusion Thursday afternoon, vowed the nation's top law enforcement agency would learn from past mistakes and assured more training for agents. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "So I guess, it was interesting, it was a pretty good report, and then I say the IG blew it at the very end", Trump told Fox News co-host Steve Doocy of "Fox and Friends" during an impromptu interview on the north lawn of the White House.
The Justice Department's handling of the investigation into Clinton was attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike. And Trump took it one step further, barreling out of the White House Friday for an unannounced, early-morning television interview that turned into a almost hour-long freewheeling give-and-take with reporters, during which he returned time and again to assert that report had exonerated him amid Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian election interference.
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The Three Lions leave for Russian Federation tomorrow before next Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd. Manchester City duo John Stones and Kyle Walker were also sat together for the flight to Russian Federation .
"I have the greatest supporters in the world, by the way they're the smartest, they're the hardest working, they pay taxes".
"I mean, when you look at Peter Strzok and what he said about me, when you look at [James] Comey and all his moves".
"The key exchange came when Lisa Page asked her colleague and paramour Peter Strzok, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?
"No. No he won't. No he won't. We'll stop it".
Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation past year after Horowitz's office discovered anti-Trump text messages between him and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. "Doesn't get any lower than that!" If Trump wants to view people's partisanship as their only motive for doing their jobs, he loses that argument very quickly when it comes to the independent, FBI-backed investigation now looking into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between his campaign and the Russians. Page only briefly worked on Mueller's team and left before the texts were discovered. "And I think that the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited".