President Trump swears he did not ask his attorney general to look into how the Russia probe began, a possible investigation he and his closet Republican allies have been pushing publicly for months.
When asked if he instructed Attorney General William Barr to launch the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, Trump said he “didn’t ask him.”
“I didn’t know, but I think it’s a great thing that he did it,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “It was the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the people of this country. And you know what, I’m proud of our attorney general that his is looking into it. I think it’s great. I did not know about it, no.”
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