WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his country was upset by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
"The truth is we have a country that is upset with the FBI," Trump said in a tweet on his Twitter account. He added: «We have a crisis of confidence in the first law enforcement agency in this country».
In late August, the US Department of Justice issued a report criticizing the release of former FBI director James Comey's memo detailing his talks with the US president.
Kume's dismissal by Trump and the memos, in which he said that Trump had asked for allegiance from the then director of the FBI, was a key part of Special Investigator Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's possible obstruction of justice.
Trump then quickly turned to Twitter to attack Komi, who has been widely criticized for his early handling of investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election, and that he has an alleged anti-Trump bias.
"Perhaps never in the history of our country has anyone been ashamed and criticized more than James Kume," the Trump report in the just-released Inspector General's report should be ashamed of himself!
Trump sacked Komi in May 2017, and Komi published the memos shortly thereafter.