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The President Humiliates His Own Department of Justice

Donald Trump uses the agency to attack his political enemies.
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Editor’s Note: This article is one of 50 in a series about Trump's first two years as president.

On March 16, 2018, just days before he was eligible to receive a federal pension for his 21 years at the bureau, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was fired by then–Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president took to Twitter to celebrate.

“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI—A great day for

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