President Donald Trump said he was deeply disturbed and saddened by the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) report on Monday.
“This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught,” Trump said.
The president spoke to reporters at the White House during a roundtable meeting on freedom of education.
The report was received with mixed results from Trump allies and critics, noting that Inspector General Michael Horowitz exonerated the motivations of top FBI officials despite multiple failures in the FISA applications process.
“It’s a disgrace what’s happened with the things that were done to our country…it’s incredible, far worse than what I ever thought possible,” he said.
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