Trump Urges Attorney General to 'Do What's Fair' When Investigating Hillary
President says he wants AG William Barr to do the right thing regarding Clinton crimes
President Donald Trump says he hopes Attorney General William Barr will “do what’s fair” with regards to opening criminal investigations into Hillary Clinton's alleged crimes.
In an interview that aired Friday, Trump says AG Barr should do the right thing regarding the perceived crimes of Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, former intelligence chief James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan.
After his election victory, President Trump offered Clinton something of an olive branch by moving forward instead of demanding another investigation into her use of a personal email server as secretary of State.
During an interview on Fox Business Network's “Mornings with Maria,” however, he asserted that he’d been treated “very unfairly” by investigators probing his unfounded alleged ties to Russia.
“So when I won, I made my opening speech, everyone's shouting, ‘Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!’ I said, ‘No, no, no, let's forget her. Let's get on to the future,’” the president recalled Friday.
“But they have treated me so viciously, and they have treated me so badly and we did nothing wrong — you look at the others — and all of these people you hear about, that had nothing to do with Russia, Russia collusion, nothing.”
According to Politico, Trump maintained that no one on his presidential campaign conspired with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election, which has been proven by the lack of evidence uncovered from special counsel Robert Muller’s probe.
Trump highlighted that “nobody does anything” in the face of alleged evidence of “stone cold crimes” by former Obama officials.
He accused Comey, Clapper and Brennan of telling “absolute lies” to Congress without facing consequences.
Trump also pointed to the treatment of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, over allegations he lied to the FBI.
Slamming former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the investigation, Trump said that the Russia investigation “destroy[ed] a man who is a general and a respected man for many years. ...
"All because Jeff Sessions didn't have a clue.”
Trump called it an “interesting question” whether he thought Barr should look into Trump’s accusations against Clinton and the other Obama officials, despite two Trump-appointed attorney generals so far declining to do so.
“I think — look, I have a lot of respect for him,” Trump said of Barr.
“I've never known him. He's a very, very smart, respected man.
"Hopefully, he'll do what's fair. ... All I can ask is what's fair.”