(NBC News) President Trump promised to "rebuild the FBI" Friday as he departed to deliver a speech to the bureau's academy graduates Friday.
As he left the White House on his way to the speech in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Trump said "it's a shame what's happened with the FBI, but we're going to rebuild the FBI, it'll be bigger and better than ever."
The president has been a frequent critic of the FBI since his firing of former director James Comey and the launch of a special counsel investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia during the 2016 election.
President Trump also repeated his denial of any collusion with Russia during the election.
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