President Donald Trump attempted to discredit the Mueller report on Wednesday, claiming that “dirty cops” led an investigation that was “against our Constitution.”
During a departure at the White House, Trump bragged to reporters that he didn’t collude with Russia, claiming the special counsel’s investigation was started by “haters” that worked for the Clinton Foundation.
He then transitioned into pushing his false recurring narrative that the investigation was illegally conducted, claiming he is a victim of treason.
“What has been found during this period of time, are the illegal acts of getting this whole phony investigation started, and hopefully that’s where people are going now,” he said.
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President Trump: "It was an illegal investigation. It was started illegally. Everything about it was crooked. Every single thing about it. There were dirty cops. These were bad people." pic.twitter.com/TFnblYAWj5
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“It was an illegal investigation, it was started illegally everything about it was crooked,” the president protested. “Every single thing about it.”
Trump continued to try to discredit the report, by labeling those at the FBI tasked with overseeing the investigation as “dirty cops.”
“There were dirty cops, these were bad people you look at McCabe and Comey, and you look at Lisa and Peter Stzrok, these were bad people,” he claimed. “And this was an attempted coup, this was an attempted takedown of a president.”
“And we beat them, we beat them,” he added, trying to declare the situation as a victory for his administration.
Trump then expressed his support for looking into the origins of the report, echoing Republican senators who are encouraging a new investigation on former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“We fight back because I knew how illegal this whole thing was, it was a scam,” the president stated. “What I’m most interested in is getting started […] on going back to the origins of exactly where this all started.”
The president continued to share his unfavorable opinions on the Mueller report, claiming the investigation was “against our Constitution.”
“This was an illegal witchhunt and everybody knew it,” he said. “And they knew it too, and they got caught.”
“What they did was treason, what they did was terrible,” the president stated. “What they did was against our Constitution and everything we stand for.”