President Donald Trump told reporters that it was time to investigate leftist Democrats for pushing the ongoing hoax that his campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
“There are a lot of people out there that have done some very very evil things, very bad things. I would say treasonous things against our country,” Trump said. “And hopefully, people that have done such harm to our country, we’ve gone through a period of really bad things happening. Those people will certainly be looked at. I have been looking at them for a long time.”
The president commented on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation during a White House event hosting Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
Trump did not specifically name the people he wanted to be investigated but hinted that they had a lot to do with triggering the special counsel investigation.
“Why haven’t they been looked at? They lied to Congress. Many of them, you know who they are,” he said. “They’ve done so many evil things.”
Trump hinted that the country had to make sure that rogue forces in the FBI and the Justice Department could not bring a similar phony case against another president in the future.
“What they did, it was a false narrative, it was a terrible thing. We can never let this happen to another president again,” he said.
He also added that he supported releasing the report, but said that it was ultimately up to Attorney General William Barr.
Trump also said he believed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably during the investigation of his campaign into possible collusion with Russia.
When one reporter asked Trump if Mueller acted honorably throughout his investigation, Trump replied, “Yes, he did.”
“It’s lasted a long time, we’re glad it’s over, its a 100 percent the way it should have been I wish it could have gone a lot quicker,” he added later.
The president ignored further questions during the meeting, focusing on his proclamation to recognize Israel’s territorial claim on the Golan Heights and his relationship with Netanyahu.
Netanyahu said that he brought a case of wine for the president and his staff to celebrate.
“I bought him a case of the finest wine … I understand you’re not a great wine drinker but could I give it to your staff?”
Trump replied, “Yes.”
Overall, the president appeared relieved.
“I will tell you I love this country, I love this country as much as I can love anything: my family, my country, my God,” he said.