■ Mr. Trump angrily denounced the dossier of dirt compiled by a retired British intelligence agent.
■ The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, assured an illegal immigrant that the president-elect’s promised deportation force would not happen.
The election was more than two months ago, the Electoral College ballots have been certified, and the inauguration is a week away, but the president-elect has not gone beyond campaign mode when it comes to Hillary Clinton.
After the decision by the Justice Department inspector general to investigate James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, over his actions in the final days of the campaign, Mr. Trump went on a tirade.
The leap to “guilty as hell” was a big one. The investigation will center on why Mr. Comey sent a public letter to Congress in the last days of the campaign announcing that the F.B.I. was reopening the Clinton emails investigation after discovering other messages on the laptop of Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide. Days later, Mr. Comey announced that the computer held no incriminating evidence.
In his Twitter rant on Friday morning, Mr. Trump again brought up the unsubstantiated, explosive dossier that a retired British intelligence agent compiled from information that he said Russia possesses.
Mr. Trump likes to dismiss the “failing New York Times,” but he clearly reads it closely. The Times published