President Donald Trump has a set of favorite targets that he likes to go after on social media. CNN, Amazon, Democrats, etc. But today he's going after one that he actually should have some control over: the Justice Department.
Trump tweeted out another attack aimed at the Justice Department this morning. Republicans in Congress recently subpoenaed the Department for documents that they claim show the Department and the FBI engaged in possibly illegal behavior during the 2016 election. Trump says the DOJ is dragging their feet in delivering those documents:
So sad that the Department of “Justice” and the FBI are slow walking, or even not giving, the unredacted documents requested by Congress. An embarrassment to our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
There's a lot wrong with this tweet. The FBI supposedly has 54 people working from 8 a.m. to midnight everyday to deliver the documents requested by Republicans, and over 3,000 documents have already been delivered.
On top of this, Trump is actually in charge of the Department of Justice! The President is in charge of all federal government departments and appoints Cabinet members to run them. So if there's a problem with the Department of Justice, it could be the leadership, which of course is him and his appointees.
Of course, Trump's attacks on the DOJ are completely related to the ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump frequently attacks the continued efforts of the probe into his campaign, and continues to claim that there was no collusion.
Now, some would say if someone were actually innocent, they would have no reason to hide or be worried. But Trump is the pinnacle of integrity, so there's now way he could be lying!
(h/t The Hill)