Anne Gearan, Matt Zapotosky, Karoun Demirjian and Josh Dawsey at WP:
President Trump publicly pressured the Justice Department on Friday to move against his political adversaries and complained that Attorney General William P. Barr is not doing enough to deliver results of a probe into how the Obama administration investigated possible collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.
The delayed report is “a disgrace,” and Trump’s 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, should be jailed, Trump said in a rambling radio interview, one day after he argued on Twitter that his current Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, is a criminal who should be barred from running.
Three weeks before the election and trailing Biden in polls nationally as well as in key states, Trump is issuing a new torrent of threats and demands for federal action against Democrats, including former president Barack Obama, that go beyond his familiar and often erroneous claims of wrongdoing by his perceived political enemies.
Trump said he is disappointed in Barr over the federal probe, the results of which Barr has told Republicans will not be ready before the Nov. 3 election, said people familiar with the discussions who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation.
“If that’s the case, I’m very disappointed,” Trump said during an interview with radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I think it’s a terrible thing. And I’ll say it to his face.”
Later, he added: “That’s a disgrace. I think it’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment.”
On live national radio, the Leader of the Free World dropped an f-bomb:
“If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.” — the President of the United States pic.twitter.com/RfDKchaw7i— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 9, 2020
A GOP staffer sends:— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 9, 2020
“JFC, this idiot is painting us into another corner”
Trump just said on Rush Limbaugh that he wants a bigger stimulus package than either party is offering... after canceling talks because he said the Dems wanted too much.