Trump Tells WMAL He’s ‘Very Frustrated’ With The Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump told WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Thursday he wishes he could get involved with the Justice Department and direct it toward Hillary Clinton.

“The saddest thing is that because I’m the President of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department,” Trump said. “I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI.”

Trump’s comments on “The Larry O’Connor Show” about the Justice Department and FBI came the same week the Justice Department’s special counsel investigation handed down indictments to his former campaign hands.

During the special broadcast from the East Room of the White House, the President responded to a suggestion that WMAL listeners want the Justice Department to go after Clinton by saying that he’d like those entities to focus on his 2016 opponent as well.

LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT’S ENTIRE WMAL INTERVIEW 

“I look at what’s happening with the Justice Department. Well, why aren’t they going after Hillary Clinton with her emails and with her, the dossier?” Trump said, referring to the law firm Perkins Coie saying it had paid Fusion GPS to compile a dossier of information on Trump and Russia on behalf of Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

“I’m very unhappy with it that the Justice Department isn’t going,” Trump said.”I am not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be doing. And I am very frustrated by it.”

The President followed his comments on WMAL with a pair of tweets later Thursday evening, again blasting the Justice Department for not making a public show of any possible investigation of the 2016 Clinton campaign.

CNN provided content for this report.

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