Donald Trump Proclaimed The Only Crimes Committed In 2016 Were Done By Democrats
Type: Outright LiesApr 09 2018 Severity: Targeted: Robert Mueller
& Hillary ClintonAbout: FBI & Department of Justice
Donald Trump falsely claimed that the only crimes committed in 2016 were done by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, shortly after it was reported that Trump's personal lawyer's home and office were raided by the FBI. Trump has often railed against the Special Counsel, but it was actually the US Attorney from the Southern District of New York who signed off on the raid, blunting Trump's criticism that it was a political witch hunt by the Special Counsels office.
Quote | He made blatantly false claim after the FBI raided his lawyers office and home.
"But that we have to go through that — we’ve had that hanging over us now from the very, very beginning. And yet the other side [the Democratic Party], they don’t even bother looking. And the other side is where there are crimes, and those crimes are obvious. Lies, under oath, all over the place.Emails that are knocked out, that are acid-washed and deleted. Nobody has ever seen — 33,000 emails are deleted after getting a subpoena for Congress, and nobody bothers looking at that. And many, many other things."
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