Donald Trump attacks the FBI in series of tweets

US President Donald Trump has attacked his own FBI in a series of tweets and said the law enforcement agency's reputation was "in Tatters - worst in History!"

He added that "we will bring it back to greatness".

The president was responding to reports that a veteran FBI counter-intelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling because of anti-Trump text messages.

Mr Trump wrote that after years under fired FBI director James Comey, "with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more)", the agency's reputation "is in Tatters - worst in History!"

The president also retweeted a tweet suggesting FBI director Chris Wray "needs to clean house".

The president said earlier today that he had never asked Mr Comey to stop investigating ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Mr Comey testified before Congress in June that the president asked him if could see to "letting Flynn go".

Mr Comey said that request came a day after Mr Trump forced Mr Flynn to resign his White House post.

In a tweet on Sunday, Mr Trump said: "I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!"

Mr Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI and agreed to co-operate with Robert Mueller's investigation.

Mr Trump fired Mr Comey as FBI director in May.


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