Trump Says IG Report Proves FBI ‘Attempted To Overthrow The Government’ By Probing His Associates
Donald Trump claimed that the new report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General proved that the FBI attempted “an overthrow of government” by investigating his 2016 presidential campaign. Just by this statement, you can tell Trump didn’t read one line of it.
“This was an overthrow of government, this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught, they got caught red-handed,” Trump said in the Cabinet Room at the White House during a roundtable event on education.
“I think I’m going to put this down as one of our great achievements. Because what we found and what we saw — never, ever should this happen again in our country,” Trump continued.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s released the long-awaited report on Monday and revealed that the FBI had no political bias when investigating Trump campaign associates. In fact, Horowitz also found that the FBI had an “authorized purpose” to launch the investigation.
Trump, who said he had just been briefed on the contents of the report, said Monday afternoon that details of the report were “far worse than anything I would have even imagined.”
“Well, they fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts and they did all sorts of things to have it go their way,” Trump said at the White House. “And this was something we can never allow to happen again.”