President Donald Trump blasted Democrats following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill, saying that Democrats “created this phony crime” by accusing him of obstruction of justice, Fox News informed.
“I didn’t do it. They create a phony crime,” Trump said during a live interview on “Hannity”. “And then, they say, ‘he obstructed’. They said there was no collusion but ‘he obstructed,’ and there has never been anything like this ever in this country.”
When asked by lawmakers whether or not the findings of the nearly two-year-long Russia probe truly acquited the President, Mueller testified before the House committees on Wednesday afternoon, saying, “No.”
Trump once again stated that he wants to “investigate the investigators” over the origins of the Russia probe and stated that Attorney General William Barr would be “looking into it.”
“Today was a watershed day in telling the facts to the American people. With those facts, we can proceed, and we face a time of great danger,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said after the hearings. “This should never happen to another president of the United States again,” Trump said. “This is an absolute catastrophe for our country. This was a fake witch hunt.”
During testifying, Mueller rejected Trump’s assertions that the probe was a “witch hunt” and insinuated that the Trump campaign welcomed Russian aid to help them win the 2016 election.
However the prosecutor reiterated what was concluded in the report, saying, “we did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime.”
“This was treason. This was high crimes. This was everything as bad a definition you want to come up with,” Trump said of the investigation.