Trump Vows Justice Against The Deep State: 'This Was An Attempted Coup'
President vows he will 'fight back' following AG Barr's claims he was spied on
Not long after Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate committee that he believed the Trump campaign was spied on by the FBI in 2016, Presdient Trump responded saying it was part of an “attempted coup.”
“This was an attempted coup. This was an attempted takedown of a President, and we beat them. We beat them,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.
“So the Mueller report, when they talk about obstruction, we fight back.”
“You know why we fight back?"
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"Because I knew how illegal this whole thing was – it was a scam. And what I’m most interested in is getting started – hopefully, the Attorney General, he mentioned it yesterday, he’s doing a great job – getting started on going back to the origins of exactly where this all started.”
“Because this was an illegal witch hunt, and everybody knew it, and they knew it too. And they got caught. And what they did was treason,” Trump added.
President Trump: "This was an attempted coup. This was an attempted takedown of a President and we beat them. We beat them. So the Mueller report, when they talk about obstruction, we fight back." https://t.co/NmUYzgZCSX pic.twitter.com/IWZaRQW8GI— The Hill (@thehill) April 10, 2019
Barr stated earlier that he was preparing to investigate anti-Trump bias in the FBI’s 2016 probe into the Trump campaign and reiterated that to the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that he believes “spying did occur," and will investigate whether that surveillance was "predicated."
“I have an obligation to make sure government power is not abused,” Barr added.
President Trump has repeatedly branded the Mueller probe a "witch hunt" and, following the release of Barr's four-page summary of the Mueller report, demanded an investigation into the conduct of FBI officials.
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Mueller’s report “conclusively” exonerates Trump, but not former president Barack Obama.
McConnell laid blame on the Obama administration for not dealing with alleged Russia election interference three years ago.“No collusion, no conspiracy, no obstruction,” McConnell said in a floor speech Monday following Mueller's report.