Trump And The GOP Loved The FBI When It Was Grilling Hillary Clinton, But Not Flynn

President Donald Trump and his supporters have blasted the FBI over its "integrity" but they certainly loved the nation's top investigative agency when it focused on Democrat Hillary Clinton's private email server probe weeks before Election Day last year.

The then-presidential candidate and those within in his campaign had nothing but praise for the FBI after it re-opened the investigation into Clinton's emails as secretary of state days before the election.

Most notably, former campaign senior adviser and now Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders chastised those in the Clinton camp who were "attacking the FBI" and then-Director James Comey.

"When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing," Sanders tweeted on November 3, 2016, five days before the election.

When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing https://t.co/SIoAxatCjp

— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest child, also tweeted a story citing former campaign manager turned White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway's assertion that Clinton was not fit to be president because of the FBI investigation.

Trump campaign manager: New FBI email bombshell shows why Clinton should not be president https://t.co/P8cY1Dd3wb

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2016

Trump Jr. even ranked the reasons he thought Clinton should not be elected, with the FBI probe coming in at No. 7.

How about
1) Corruption
2) Lies
3) #PaytoPlay
4) Benghazi
5) Clinton Fen
6) Paid Protesters
7) FBI investigation
Etc https://t.co/AxLlNnUOir

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 2, 2016

And the president's oldest son also parroted conservative site Breitbart's coverage of the FBI supposedly continuing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after Comey had declared the agency would not be charging Clinton. He mixed in a jab at the media's coverage of Clinton as well.

Since media won't cover it remember that the FBI Continues to Investigate Clinton Foundation - Breitbart https://t.co/0JlNm7JK0o

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 6, 2016

Conway, too, on the very day Comey made his announcement declared: "Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two."

Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two. https://t.co/UcSmSA5aTj

— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 29, 2016

And two days before Election Day last year, Conway had no problem validating the FBI's investigation into Clinton.

If FBI conclusions remain unchanged, that means she still was reckless & careless, still lied about classified info, lied re: # of devices

— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 6, 2016

Then-Republican candidate Trump used a combination of blasting the "dishonest media" and propping up the FBI in order to bury Clinton.

"Wow, Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton. Very dishonest media!," he tweeted October 30, 2016.

Wow, Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton. Very dishonest media!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2016

Even former campaign official and Trump's first press secretary Sean Spicer pointed out the hypocrisy within the Clinton campaign for challenging Comey, a tactic Trump and his current team are presently using.

remember when Team @hillaryclinton Praised @FBI Director Comey? https://t.co/nJlflsAYe0

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) October 28, 2016

Trump spent Saturday attacking the FBI's reputation, labeling an agent "very dishonest," describing the agency as "in Tatters," following former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.

Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI “agent’s role in Clinton probe under review.” Led Clinton Email probe. @foxandfriends Clinton money going to wife of another FBI agent in charge.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017

After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017

Trump has routinely flip-flopped his support for the FBI. In October he claimed Comey "was the best thing that ever happened" to Clinton.

As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017

But Trump evidently believed his dismissal of Comey in May, which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, would actually bring cheers from Democrats.

The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017