Trump on IG report: "This was an attempted overthrow ... and they got caught"

by Jordyn Pair · Dec 10th, 2019 10:45 am

Last Updated Dec 10th, 2019 at 1:54 pm

President Trump told reporters on Tuesday that the report from the Department of Justice's Inspector General on the spying on Trump's presidential campaign by the Obama administration's FBI was "worse than I would have ever thought possible" and that the spying was "an attempted overthrow" of the government.

Although the 434-page report found lying, omissions, and malfeasance from the highest level of officials at the FBI, the IG found that there was sufficient reason to investigate Trump's presidential campaign.

Trump told reporters that discovering FBI officials who "fabricated evidence and… lied to the courts to have things go their way" "red-handed" was one thing, but that he was interested to see the results of the investigation from John Durham, the U.S. attorney currently investigating the election spy scandal.

"And a lot of people were in on it and they got caught. They got caught red-handed. And I look forward to the Durham report, which is coming out in the not-too-distant future," Trump said. "He's got his own information, which is this information plus, plus, plus. It's an incredible thing that happened and we're lucky we caught them."

Trump also said that this should "never happen to another president."

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