President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters that the Russia probe created a “phony cloud” over his administration and claimed that the House committee hearings featuring testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller were “all nonsense.”
Trump said he thought Mueller’s performance was “obviously not very good” and said it was a “devastating day” for Democrats.
“The Democrats had nothing. And now they have less than nothing,” Trump claimed. “And I think they’re going to lose the 2020 election very big, including Congressional seats because of the path that they chose.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 24, 2019
When CBS News correspondent Paula Reid told the president that Mueller had testified that the president could still be indicted after he leaves office, Trump lashed out.
“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