President Trump & # 39; s first home security adviser says he is "deeply upset" and "frustrated" by the scandal that engulfed his former boss, who had had a "bad week" after the Democrats conducted an official investigation into allegations the Ukrainian scandal.
Tom Bossert, who spent a year as Trump's adviser on internal security and counterterrorism, told ABC news that the accusation investigation is a "whole mess".
& # 39; You and I have experienced the accusation of President (Bill) Clinton and saw how frustrating and divisive it might be and I just spend the week abroad and I will tell you that the whole world is watching, & # 39; Bossert told host George Stephanopoulos this week.
Stephanopoulos was an assistant to the then president Bill Clinton, the last president to be deposed.
Tom Bossert, who was President Trump & # 39; s first home security advisor, told ABC News on Sunday that he & # 39; deeply disturbed & # 39; and & # 39; frustrated & # 39; was by the constant scandal involving his former boss and Ukraine
"You saw how frustrating and distributing it could be," said Bossert.
"The whole world is watching this. Removing a president is a big and serious problem, but removing a president – not just a democracy but the greatest democracy – is really a tough thing and I hope everyone can browse through the evidence and be careful because I I saw a lot of haste this week to judge. & # 39;
Bossert said, although he does not believe that Trump should be deposed, the allegations against the president, who allegedly put pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, are serious.
& # 39; That said, it's a bad day and a bad week for this president and this country – if he asks for political dirt from an opponent, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; But it seems to me that the other issue, far from being proven, was whether he was doing something to misuse his power and withholding help to ask for such a thing. & # 39;
Bossert added: "That seems far from proven to me and it will be the focus – I think – of our next year's congress."
During his appearance on ABC News, Bossert hurled Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to promote the conspiracy theory that stated that Russia was framed by Ukraine to make it look like it was responsible for hacking the emails from the Democratic National Committee.
The so-called & # 39; CrowdStrike theory & # 39; – named after CrowdStrike, the cyber security company that investigated the hacks of the DNC that took place in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election – was named in a phone call from Trump to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump is said to have pressured the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter
Bossert says he has repeatedly told Trump that the conspiracy theory was not true and that the American intelligence community was unanimous with the conclusion that Russia was behind the hacks.
"It's not just a conspiracy theory," says Bossert. "It has been completely debunked."
Bossert said that Giuliani is doing Trump a bad service by continuing to spread the rumor.
"I don't want to be sober about this, but last year retired former senator Judd Gregg wrote in The Hill magazine Five Ways or Three Ways to impeaches and the third way was to hire Rudy Giuliani," he said.
"Right now I am deeply frustrated about what he and the legal team are doing to repeat the debunk theory to the president.
"It keeps hanging in his head when he hears it again and again.
"And for the sake of clarity here, George, let me repeat here that it has no validity."
Bossert added: "The United States government came to its conclusion about attributing the DNC hack to Russia to 2016 before it even communicated it to the FBI.
& # 39; And long before the FBI ever knocked on the door at DNC.
Bossert (seen above in the White House in September 2017) believes that the president receives poor legal advice
"A server in the DNC was therefore not relevant to our determination in the attribution. It was made in advance and in advance.
& # 39; And so, although servers may be important in some of the investigations that followed, it has nothing to do with the US government allocation for the DNC hack.
Giuliani, who appeared in the same program as Bossert, later said, "Tom Bossert doesn't know what he's talking about."
In a telephone call from Zelensky in July, Trump raised the issue of a possible investigation by Ukraine into Joe Biden.
Zelensky has since shown an interest in the purchase of major weapon systems.
Observers interpreted this to mean that Trump used military aid to Ukraine as a lever to get Zelensky to launch a probe into his political rival.
But Bossert disagrees and said: "I saw, as others have seen, busy in this call.
"I understand why people interpret it this way (but) I spent a lot of time with this president and I easily see other reasons why this president may have delayed the assistant to Ukraine and those rockets.
& # 39; As you know, President (Barack) Obama has considered this in depth and decided not to grant any deadly military support.
"President Trump and I and others talked about this quite a bit of time.
& # 39; In fact, in the call itself – although there are many reasons to which it refers – one that is typically Donald Trump. & # 39;
Bossert beat Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani (above), for repeating a conspiracy theory claiming that Russia was framed by Ukraine as if it were responsible for hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign
Bossert says that Trump was angry with German Chancellor Angela Merkel because he & # 39; did nothing to help Ukraine & # 39 ;.
The former adviser believes that Trump is still harboring resentment about the Mueller investigation, which investigated the alleged collusion between the president's campaign and Russia.
The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller said there was not enough evidence to bring about a conspiracy between Trump and the Russian government, although it did not free the president from obstruction of justice.
"I really believe that this president has not yet received his pound of meat from previous complaints about the investigation in 2016," Bossert said.
"I believe that he and his legal team will continue to focus on everything they can in their conviction – understandably in this case – that the president was wrongly accused for the first time of collusion with Russia.
"But George, if he keeps concentrating on that white whale, it will bring him down."
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