President Trump said in a sweeping Fox News "Hannity" interview that Attorney General Bill Barr handled the "unbelievable" and "big" new revelations that Ukrainian actors had apparently leaked harmful information about former election chairman Paul Manafort to help Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Last month, Ukrainian Attorney General Yurii Lutsenko opened an investigation into so-called black Ledger files, which led to Manafort's sudden withdrawal from the Trump campaign. The investigation came after an unearthed audio recording showed that a senior Ukrainian anti-corruption official had admitted to divulging Manafort's financial information in 2016, including his ties to pro-Russian actors in Ukraine, to use Clinton.
Ukrainian law enforcement officials said earlier this month that there was a lot of evidence of collusion and misconduct by Democrats, and they had tried to share this information with US officials in the Ministry of Justice.
Asked by host Sean Hannity whether the Americans must see the results of Ukraine's ongoing investigation into the cooperation of officials in that country with the Clinton team, Trump said, "I think we do."
With this remark, Trump repeated his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: "Keep an eye on Ukraine."
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A Ukrainian court recently ruled that the Manafort leak constituted illegal interference in the US election.
Regardless, a 2017 Politico investigation revealed that not only did Ukrainian officials publicly try to undermine Trump by questioning his suitability for the post, but also working behind the scenes to win a Clinton victory to win.
Politico noted that, among other initiatives, the Ukrainian government collaborated with a DNC adviser to conduct opposition research against Trump, including former Trump chairman Paul Manafort for Russian relations, who led to his resignation.
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"I could imagine [Barr] I want to see that, "said Trump, referring to the results of the investigation into Ukraine regarding possible Clinton-Ukraine collusion." I would certainly put off the Attorney General and we'll see what he says. He calls her directly. "
Trump added: "That sounds like great things, very interesting for Ukraine, I talked to the new president some time ago and congratulated him … But that sounds like big, big things, and I'm not surprised."
Trump was also dismissed by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, after previously reporting in a Fox News report on newly discovered internal text messages between the two.
"Really, it's a coup. It's spying."
The messages indicated that after the 2016 elections, they were briefed on the Trump team to identify individuals they could develop for potential relationships to understand issues and assess changes in "behaviors" – language, The one GOP legislator called "more evidence" refers to irregular behavior in the original Russia probe.
"They tried to infiltrate the administration," Trump told host Sean Hannity. "It's a coup, it's espionage, it's hard to believe it would have been in this country."
Trump continued, "I think it's much bigger than Watergate, I think it's possibly the biggest scandal in political history in this country, maybe beyond politics."
Trump summed up the trend as "very disturbing," stressing that Strzok and Page used their government cell phones not only to exchange numerous anti-Trump text messages, but also to hide their extramarital affairs from their spouses.
"They were wildly looking for something about the administration that was obviously not there," Trump grabbed, calling Strzok and Page "two beauties," "lovers," and "sick, sick people," similar to children, when you look at her. "
"They're trying to infiltrate the White House long after the election," Trump said. Hopefully the Attorney General will do the right thing, and I think he will, and it may be the biggest scandal in the history of this country. "
To his widely taunted tweet that the Obama intelligence agencies were listening to the Trump Tower – and months later came the revelation that the FBI was actually overseeing one of his former aides – Trump said his remarks were the result of a "little idea" and "little wisdom".
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Trump also expressed little confidence in Robert Müller. He said the special lawyer may be "best friends" with former FBI director James Comey, whose dismissal led to Müller.
Trump also blamed Müller for unnecessarily ruining the careers of many members of his team.
Trump claimed that he "refused" Mueller to run the FBI, and that Muller "not only" "conflicted" because Comey and he were best friends, "but also because Trump was" a vile business transaction. " Mueller had.
This was an obvious indication of an episode referred to by Müller in his report, in which Mueller applied for a refund – apparently unsuccessful – from Trump after he withdrew from his golf club.
Trump, however, said it was a "very good" sign that the New York Times recently admitted in an article that credibility issues existed in the discredited dossier that justified the FBI's monitoring of one of his election aides.
The Times eventually joined a chorus of publications that had long since cast doubt on the truthfulness of the dossier and wrote that the document "funded by the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee" was "a new, possibly severe one Examination by multiple inquiries stood ".
The article noted that British ex-spy Christopher Steele relied in part on Russian sources, and that ironically, the document could have been part of a "Russian disinformation" to smear Trump while Moscow went to Clinton.
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The article, Trump said, suggested that the skepticism of the dossier, once classified as denialism, had entered the mainstream – now that Müller's report had stated, "some of the most sensational claims in the dossier were wrong and others could not prove . "
As in his previous interview with Hannity, Trump promised not only to release and release the documents related to the surveillance orders to survive his campaign, and more.
"Everything will be released and more," said Trump. "Everything will be released."
"Everything will be released, and more, everything will be released."
In response to Joe Biden's entry into the presidential race in 2020, Trump highlighted the economic growth and health success of veterans under his administration who "no longer have to stand in line".
Biden scoffed at Thursday for insisting that former President Barack Obama should not approve of his run.
"I've known Joe over the years, he's not the brightest light bulb in the group," Trump said. "But he has a name they know."