It could be a little awkward when President Trump addresses the FBI Academy’s graduating class Friday morning — after all, he’s been flinging criticism at the agency in recent weeks, saying it’s “in tatters,” and the White House just lobbed more claims of extreme FBI bias against Trump.
The president, whose election campaign is the subject of an investigation led by former FBI chief Robert Mueller, has questioned the top law enforcement body’s impartiality several times in the past few weeks. He and his surrogates have called for a special council to investigate the matter after politically charged text messages between agents assigned to the Russia investigation were revealed. Critics say the president’s language regarding the FBI is designed to undermine public trust in the results of the Mueller investigation.
You can watch the speech live from Quantico, Virginia, in the player below.