Donald Trump Calls Comey 'Scum' Along With 'Top' of FBI in 'Fox & Friends' Interview

President Donald Trump labeled former FBI Director James Comey and other top members of the FBI "scum" and "thieves" Friday morning in an interview after the release of the Justice Department inspector general's report about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

"I have the greatest supporters in the world, by the way. They're the smartest. They're the hardest working. They pay taxes. They're incredible. They're loyal. I have the bikers. I have the construction workers. I have them all," Trump told Fox & Friends on the North Lawn of the White House.

The president then turned to the inspector general's report, with Fox host Steve Doocy referring to text messages sent by the FBI's Lisa Page and Peter Strzok about potentially stopping a Trump administration.

"By the way, I have the FBI. You go into the FBI and take a poll of the real FBI, not the scum on top, not Comey and that group of people, the total thieves," Trump said.

"Well, most of those are gone," Doocy responded.

"Well, I don't know how Peter Strzok is still working there," Trump responded.

Trump later added that he had tried to stay "uninvolved" in the Justice Department, stating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was "not happy" with the inspector general's report.

"What they did during the election was a disgrace. It's probably never happened in our country before," Trump said. "And that's just the tip of the iceberg. What's going to happen when we go further?"

Trump added, "And there was total bias."

The president's comment about bias stood in contrast to Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's ultimate conclusion that while Comey's actions broke regular FBI protocols, there was no "political bias" behind the Clinton investigation, and that those actions ultimately hurt Clinton's and not Trump's candidacy.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, whom Trump tapped as Comey's successor last year, also stood by the report's final conclusion Thursday afternoon. He vowed that the nation's top law enforcement agency would learn from past mistakes and assured more training for agents.

When speaking at a press conference hours after the report's release, Wray refused to comment on Trump's heavy criticism about bias in the FBI.

"I'm not going to comment on any other person's opinions, no matter where they're communicated," Wray said. "What I am going to do is talk about the opinions that I think matter."