President Donald Trump accused the Democrats of giving him a & # 39; thousand stitches & # 39; want to disable, as he said a few former FBI agents during the Russian probe & # 39; betrayal & # 39; have committed.
Trump made the statement while asking questions about a trade-related event on a day when he told the landlord Nancy Pelosi & # 39; crazy & # 39; called. He again opted for democratic investigations – and accused & # 39; FBI lovers & # 39; Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of high treason.
& # 39; They don't feel like they can win the election, so they're trying to make a thousand stitches. Get stuck. Let's have a financial, let's have – and if you're looking for $ 40 million, I would seriously think that Bob Mueller and his group of 18 assassins have skipped my taxes, they have carried my financial statements to a level that nobody has come to know about them earlier and they were not even discussed. They were not discussed or brought up, "Trump said, referring to the democratic requirements for his tax returns and information about his business.
& # 39; That is treason & # 39 ;, said President Trump, describing the messages from FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
He referred to a claim for the costs of the Mueller probe, which is currently closer to $ 25 million.
Then Trump added: & # 39; I have great statements. & # 39;
The president was asked which people committed a betrayal – a crime that includes the death penalty – after a tweet days ago, Treason & # 39; long prison sentences said & # 39 ;. Trumps statements followed repeated calls to investigate the & # 39; & # 39 ;, and Attorney General Bill Barr called an American lawyer to investigate the early days of the Russian probe.
& # 39; If you look at Strzok, if you look at his lover, Lisa page, his amazing lover, & # 39; said Trump in the White House. & # 39; Two lovers. They talked openly. They did not use their private server because they did not want to get caught. So they used the government server, & T 39 said about the two FBI agents whose relationship was revealed after a report from an Inspector General.
& # 39; That was not a good move, & # 39; Trump advised. Then he brought a Strzok text about an & # 39; insurance policy & # 39; forward, which Strzok made when discussing a Trump probe, even if he did not prefer to win the election.
& # 39; He was talking about the insurance policy, just in case Hillary loses. And that didn't work well for them. So you look at them, they want an insurance policy, so they have to lose that for whatever reason, remember, 100 million to 1, maybe he said 100 million to nothing. But if she loses, we have insurance and we get that guy out of office, & Trump blurted.
& # 39; That's what they said and that's what they meant. That is betrayal. That is betrayal. They could not win the elections. And that's what happened. That is what is happening now. Because, without the betrayal word, I think. But that's what is happening now, & said Trump.
Trump said last week that government officials and others who conspired to oversee his 2016 campaign should be subject to long prison sentences for committing treason.
& # 39; My Campaign for President was convincingly watched & # 39 ;, he wrote in an early morning tweet. & # 39; Such a thing has never happened in American politics. & # 39;
& # 39; A very bad situation. TREASON means long prison sentences, and this was TREASON! & # 39;
The president mentioned no one who, according to him, committed a betrayal. But he has applied that word before, and other similar brands such as & # 39; traitor & # 39 ;, to countless former senior officials.
Former FBI Director James Comey, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and others have aroused his anger.
In another tweet on Friday, Trump quoted an unspecified person in the broadcast & # 39; Fox & Friends & # 39; of the morning, explaining the likely consequences of Robert Counmans' decision, not to claim that the president had committed a crime.
& # 39; What happened is that Donald Trump won. Down goes Comey, & # 39; quoted the quote.
President Trump said Friday that people who have spied on his campaign have committed treason and must be held accountable
Treason means long imprisonment, & the President tweeted, but he didn't mention names
Attorney General WilliamBarr appointed John Durham, US Connecticut District Attorney, to investigate whether the FBI's methods of gathering information about the Trump campaign in 2016 were legal
A federal law defines treason as an action that & # 39; the war & # 39; imposes against the United States & # 39; or adapts to their enemies, offering them help and comfort in the United States or elsewhere. & # 39;
The crime is punishable by death or imprisonment of & # 39; not less than five years & # 39 ;.
Barr said the presence of an infamous & # 39; anti-Trump & # 39; dirty file & # 39; among the FBI investigation documents gave him a break.
& # 39; It is a very unusual situation to have such an opposition investigation, especially an investigation that had some obvious errors and some jejune analysis on his face, & he said.
& # 39; And to use that to carry out counterintelligence against an American political campaign is a strange, a strange development. & # 39;
& # 39; The answers I get are not enough, & # 39; Barr added.
Attorney General William Barr has opened an investigation into the launch of the Russia's wide-ranging Ministry of Justice survey, including the trial by which the DOJ convinced a judge in a secret federal court to grant surveillance laws against the then-Trump adviser for foreign policy, Carter Page.
Barr told Fox news on Thursday that his provisional appearance is not reassuring.
Durham, the new spy hunter, has previously served as a special public prosecutor investigating allegations of inappropriateness by intelligence officials
& # 39; I tried to get answers to the questions and I noticed that many of the answers were inadequate and some of the explanations I received were not related & # 39 ;, Barr said. & # 39; In a sense, I have more questions today than when I just started. & # 39;
& # 39; People need to know what the government did during that period, & # 39; he said. & # 39; If we are concerned about foreign influence for the same reason, we should worry about whether government officials are abusing their power and scaling their thumbs. & # 39;
Barr emphasized that he had not yet drawn any conclusions.
& # 39; I'm not saying that happened, but it's something we should look at, & # 39; he said.
Trump had long believed that Obama era DOJ officials had made a plan to prevent his victory over Hillary Clinton, referring to text messages from a former FBI agent and his lover of the FBI lawyer.
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page talked famedly that they would & # 39; stop & climb & # 39 ;. They both participated in the extensive research by special adviser Robret Mueller.
Referring to them and others, Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity in March told that they wanted to do a subversion. It was treason. It was really betrayal. & # 39;
& # 39; If the Republican Party had done this to the Democrats, if we had done this to President Obama, there would now be 100 people in prison and it would be treason. It would be considered a betrayal and they would remain in prison for the rest of their lives. & # 39;
Trump has insisted that he did not order Barr to take on a research team and start aggressively with it.
& # 39; I didn't ask him to do that, & # 39; Trump told reporters outside the White House before they left for Louisiana on Tuesday morning. & # 39; I didn't know, but I think it's great that he did it. & # 39;
& # 39; It was the biggest hoax ever committed on the people of this country, & # 39; Trump said about the Russian probes. & # 39; And you know what, I am so proud of our Attorney General that he looks at it. I love it. I didn't know, no. & # 39;
Barr appointed the American attorney for the Connecticut district to John Durham to investigate the origin of the Russian probe.
Durham will investigate whether the FBI's methods of gathering information about the 2016 Trump campaign that ultimately led to the investigation were legal.
Earlier, Durham served as a special prosecutor investigating inappropriate behavior by intelligence officials.
The Attorney General signaled at a hearing before the Senate Commission last month that he wanted to review the supervision of the Trump campaign by the law enforcement agency. He said that & # 39; espionage took place & # 39; but clarified that it was not necessarily illegal espionage.
Trump and Republicans claim that the FBI & # 39; illegal & # 39; and used irregular methods to obtain the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act order, which allowed the agency to spy on Trump & # 39; s campaign advisor Carter Page.
A former FBI lawyer admitted that the agency relied heavily on the Steele Dossier, a document written by the former British spy Christopher Steele who allegedly uses Russians to blackmail Trump to obtain a FISA espionage warrant.
At the hearing, Barr said that it was possible that some elements of the file could be part of a disinformation campaign by Russia.
If the FBI were found to have received the FISA order to spy Trump's campaign illegally, this would call into question the entire origin of the Russian probe.
Barr was brought to testify before the committee in April following the publication of an edited version of the Russian report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Initially, Barr published a four-page summary of the 448-page report at the end of March, and later in mid-April, Congress issued a version in which 10 percent were obscured for various reasons. That version has been made public.
The report found that Trump, including those in his campaign and administration, had not conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016 elections.
& # 39; They want to see how that whole hoax started, & # 39; Trump said about the appointment of the Federal Prosecutor. & # 39; It was a hoax. And even Mueller – not a friend of mine – even Bob Mueller came out, & # 39; no collusion & # 39 ;.
In the past, Trump has complained about a growing list of officials from the Obogese era, including many of them & # 39; traitors & # 39; called and said the Mueller probe & # 39; insidious & # 39; used to be; depicted clockwise from top left, his former FBI director James Comey, his former deputy Andrew McCabe, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI top agent Peter Strzok
Although the report found that there was no collusion, it outlined 10 & # 39; episodes & # 39; during which the president may have tried to obstruct justice throughout the investigation.
Trump claims that the report completely frees him from all crimes related to the Russia investigation, but Democrats believe there is sufficient evidence to initiate indictment for obstructing an ongoing investigation.
Democrats from the Judicial Committee of the House have summoned Barr to prepare the full, unedited report, complete with witness statements from the grand jury. When he refused, the commission said he would keep Barr in contempt for Congress.
Despite the summons, the federal rules of criminal procedure prohibit the attorney general from announcing a case that took place before the grand jury. If he were to disclose this information to Congress, he could be held in contempt for the court.
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