President Trump told Sean Hannity during his Fox News Channel’s Hannity Wednesday night, that the Justice Department’s investigation into the “Russia hoax” is looking into whether intelligence agencies tapped his phones.
“We are trying to figure out whether they actually listened to my calls. That would be the ultimate,” Trump said.
Hannity talked about the “bought and paid for Russian dossier, mentioning that “even The New York Times has suggested it was likely Russian misinformation from the get-go.”
“I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump responded. “It turned out to be totally discredited. Steele was sued by somebody, I understand, a wealthy gentleman in London. I hear that what was revealed was incredible. Just a total phony deal. Yet they didn’t look into any of that. One of the things that amazes me because it is so, so simple, and when you get right down to it, the whole thing is very simple, what happened.
“The fact is, they were spying on my campaign, using agencies to — intelligence agencies to do it, going after Page and Papadopoulos, and probably others. I’m trying to — we are trying to figure out whether they actually listened to my calls. That would be the ultimate. We’ll see what happens.
Trump indicated that Attorney General Barr was working on the case, and that he’d get to the bottom of it.
“I think if that happened, we’ll probably find out. We have a great attorney general who is working very hard and we’ll see what happens. I stay uninvolved. I like to stay uninvolved,” the President said.
“A lot of things are going to come out. I mean, if they spied on my campaign, and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in the history of this country,” he said.
Hannity asked the President if he believed there was a premeditated fraud committed against FISA court judges.
“Again, people are looking into that,” Trump replied. “If you are asking just my opinion, I would say absolutely, yes. It would seem to be yes. When you get Strzok-Page, the two lovers … they put out the insurance policy. We’ve been living through the insurance policy, that she [Clinton] was going to win, but just in case she did … ‘we needed an insurance policy.’
Trump had some choice words for the FBI in describing what went on within the agency. “McCabe, who I think is a terrible, terrible guy, and you know, the FBI, some of the finest people in the world, you know that.
“The top people were terrible. They were leakers. They were liars. I mean, look at the leaking and look at the lying. Comey admitted he leaked. The top of the FBI. When you look at went on, Sean, it’s disgusting. The whole concept of they want an insurance policy just in case she loses, that is what we’ve lived through, we’ve lived through the insurance policy.
“And yet the House committee,” Trump continued, “which I understand today was in a very closed, confidential meeting with the wonderful Hope Hicks, she’s a wonderful person, she’s been through hell. They put this young woman through hell. What she has had to pay for legal fees, and everything else. I hear they were taking pictures of her, congressmen, two congressmen in particular that I see on television all the time, I won’t mention their names, we don’t want to make them any more famous, but two congressmen, they were taking pictures of her with their cell phones and then leaking the pictures. Of her testifying. This was in a closed room. Look, it is out of control. These people are absolutely, you know, they use that word — it’s a good word, I guess. ‘Unhinged.’
“What’s happened to the Democrats? And in the meantime, they are not doing any work in Congress. We could do legislation to lower drug prices, very substantially. We could do … border security. We’ve done an incredible job but I have to do it myself. We can’t get any votes from the Democrats. … And infrastructure, we could do it so easily. But they are so busy interviewing Hope Hicks and taking pictures of this incredible young woman and putting the pictures out to the press of her testifying. And they are not allowed to do that. It’s probably illegal. It’s a terrible thing going on, Sean.
Watch part one of the Hannity-Trump segment here …
Watch part two of this segment …
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