Donald Trump Falsely Claimed Special Counsel Investigation Was Started By FBI Agent

Type: Outright LiesJul 11 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Robert MuellerAbout: FBI & Department of Justice
Donald Trump falsely claimed that an FBI Agent who sent critical private messages about Trump in the run up to the 2016 Presidential election "started" the Special Counsel "Witch Hunt," a claim that is demonstrably false. The FBI Agent, Peter Strzok, was one of dozens of people working on the Special Counsel's team when he was let go after critical texts and e-mails about Trump he wrote in the months and days before the election came to light. Trump and the Republican Party have seized on those private exchanges as proof that the entire investigation is rigged, even though Strzok was taken off the investigation in early 2017.

Targeted by Trump