President Trump lashed out at a female reporter Wednesday afternoon after she correctly pointed out that former special counsel Robert Mueller confirmed in testimony to Congress earlier in the day that the president could still be indicted after he leaves office.
“Mueller said you could be charged once you leave office,” CBS News correspondent Paula Reid told the president.
“You’re fake news and you’re right at the top of the list also!” Trump angrily shouted back. “Let me tell you. Go back to…”
“That is what he said,” the reporter countered.
“That’s not what he said,” Trump falsely claimed.
“Read his correction. Read his correction,” he shouted. “If you read his correction, you’ll find out.”
“That’s why people don’t deal with you. You’re not an honest reporter,” he said as he turned and walked away from the reporter.
ME: “Mueller said you could be criminally charged after leaving office?”
TRUMP: Denies Mueller said this and then when I challenge him on facts, calls me “the worst.” #MuellerDay #MuellerHearing pic.twitter.com/1v66aApQKJ
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) July 24, 2019
In fact, Mueller confirmed that President Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice after leaving office.
“Could you charge the president with a crime after he left office?” Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) asked the former special counsel.
“Yes,” Mueller replied.
Buck appeared to be taken aback by Mueller’s response.
“You believe that he could committed – you could charge the president of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?” Buck repeated his question.
“Yes,” Mueller confirmed.
Trump praised Republicans lawmakers as “incredible warriors” who were “defending our country.”
“We had a very good day today, the Republican Party,” Trump told the press pool. “There was no defense of what Robert Mueller was trying to defend. … There was no defense to this ridiculous hoax, this witch hunt.”
Mueller testified that his investigation was “not a witch hunt.”
Watch the exchange, below: