Trump: It's Time to Investigate the Left for ‘Treasonous Things’
President hints at who should be investigated following Mueller report
President Donald Trump said that it was time to investigate leftist Democrats for driving the Russia hoax and falsely accusing his campaign of conspiring with Russia to win the election in 2016.
“There are a lot of people out there that have done some very very evil things, very bad things. I would say treasonous things against our country,” Trump said.
“And hopefully, people that have done such harm to our country, we’ve gone through a period of really bad things happening."
"Those people will certainly be looked at. I have been looking at them for a long time.”
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During a White House event hosting Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Trump commented on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Although the president did not name anyone specifically, he hinted that they had a lot to do with triggering the special counsel investigation.
“Why haven’t they been looked at? They lied to Congress. Many of them, you know who they are,” he said.
"They’ve done so many evil things.”
Trump also implied that America needed to make sure that rogue forces in the FBI and the Justice Department could not start a similar hoax with another presdient.
“What they did, it was a false narrative; it was a terrible thing. We can never let this happen to another president again,” he said.
Trump added that he supported the release of the report, but said that was Attorney General William Barr decision.
Trump said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably during the investigation.
“It’s lasted a long time; we’re glad it’s over, its a 100 percent the way it should have been I wish it could have gone a lot quicker,” he added later.
Overall, the president seemed relieved.
“I will tell you I love this country; I love this country as much as I can love anything: my family, my country, my God,” he said.
After reviewing the report, AG William Barr told Congress that Mueller did not find evidence that that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.