In an interview on Full Measure with investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, which aired Sunday, President Donald Trump said he has “a chance to break the deep state”, Washington’s permanent bureaucracy.
“A lot of alleged wrongdoing has been uncovered by FBI and intelligence officials, particularly lately. Until Richard Grenell was made the Acting Director of National Intelligence by you, reporters, members of Congress, members of the public had asked to see a lot of this information really for three years, but it was kept hidden. What do you make of that? Because it was kept hidden by people working for your administration,” Sharyl Attkisson said.
President Trump told Attkisson: “Richard Grenell is a superstar. He had guts, he had courage to do what he did. We have another superstar going in as you know, John Ratcliffe. He just got approved yesterday and he’ll be taken over as of Tuesday. Richard Grenell has done one of the best jobs I’ve ever seen. I mean, in a short period of time, he exposed them as being corrupt. Look, they were trying to do a takedown of the president of the United States illegally. It’s all illegal.”
“Now, I don’t know what happens. We hope Bill Barr is going to be as good as we think because Bill, he’s a great gentleman, a great man. He’s got to hopefully use that information and do what’s right. And he’ll do what’s right. Bill Barr will do what’s right, but what Richard Grenell has done for this country is incredible,” he continued.
“… When you look at what Richard Grenell has done in eight weeks, these people didn’t do anything for two and a half years,” the president said. “They should have been exposing this. So I’m very disappointed in certain people. And some people have done a phenomenal job, but what am I doing?”
“I’m fighting the deep state. I’m fighting the swamp. And I said I was doing it. And I’m exposing the swamp,” President Trump declared. “I think if it keeps going the way I’m going, and Ratcliffe is fantastic. If it keeps going the way it’s going, I have a chance to break the deep state. It’s a vicious group of people. It’s very bad for our country. And that’s never happened before.” Continued Below
“They never thought I was going to win, and then I won. And then they tried to get me out. That was the insurance policy. She’s going to win, but just in case she doesn’t win we have an insurance policy. And now I beat them on the insurance policy, and now they’re being exposed. Comey is a dirty cop, McCabe, bad guy. These are all bad guys. Lisa Page and Strzok,” the president continued.
“These are the two lovers, right? And they use public servers. They put it out public because they didn’t want anybody to see, like spouses, et cetera, to see that they were having an affair. And because they did that, they got caught. Tremendous things have happened. They forged documents. We caught them. They had people that had forged documents. I would like to see it move much faster. I’ll be honest with you,” the Commander in Chief said.
“To me, I don’t need any more information. I know, and I purposely stayed out of it. Other than I appoint people. I purposely stayed out of it. But I’ll tell you what, what they’ve done, if this were President Obama, if this were a Democrat instead of a Republican, people would have been in jail for two years, many people would have been in jail for two years already with a 50-year term. Okay? 50 years, but we caught them,” he told Attkisson. Video Below
“Now, hopefully Bill Barr is going to do something about it. And you know what? Other things are going to come out too. And a lot of other things are going to come out, but you don’t even need other things. What they’ve done is so corrupt, they’ve tried to take down a duly elected president of the United States, happens to be in this case, me, but we can never allow it to happen again,” President Trump recommended.
President Trump’s official remarks:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2020
President Trump’s full interview with Sharyl Attkisson can be seen HERE.