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Trump criticises FBI, DoJ of adopting double standard

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump today criticised the FBI and Department of Justice, claiming that his former national security adviser Michael Flynn is being held to a higher standard than the ex-secretary of state was during the probe into her private email server.

In a series of tweets, Trump said that "nothing happened" to Hillary who lied many times to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while General Flynn lied to the agency and his life is destroyed.

Trump's tweets came a day after Flynn pleaded guilty before a US on the charges of lying to the FBI on his connection with the Russian Ambassador.

"So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday 'interrogation' with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times...and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?" Trump tweeted.

In another tweet, he said many people in the country are asking what the "Justice" Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, after receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and "acid washed" 33,000 Emails?

"No justice!" he said.

Hillary had been accused of setting up an email server at her home in Chappaqua in New York before becoming Secretary if State and using it for all work and personal emails during her four years in office.

She is alleged to have not used, or even activated, a email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.

In another tweet, Trump also said that he fired his national security advisor for lying to the US Vice President and the FBI on his connection with the Russian envoy.

"I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!" Trump said.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 13:00 IST