“I’m really not involved with the Justice Department. I’d like to let it run itself," Trump told reporters outside the White House today before leaving for Hawaii on a 13-day trip to Asia.
He added, "And a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me."
"At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper," Trump tweeted Friday.
The Justice Department has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.
The president went further in an radio interview Thursday night, lashing out at the Justice Department, saying he’s "very frustrated" that he can’t personally get involved and even suggested that "at some point, maybe we're going to all have it out."
"You know the saddest thing is that because I'm the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I'm not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I'm not supposed to be doing the kind of things I would love to be doing. And I'm very frustrated by it," Trump said in the interview with “The Larry O'Connor Show.”
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" Trump tweeted in July.
Over the summer, Trump indicated that he would have nominated someone else for attorney general had he known that Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.