President Donald Trump Sunday would not say whether he will pardon several former associates who were convicted after being charged as part of the Mueller probe, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and long-time friend Roger Stone.
When asked about pardons at the coronavirus task force briefing, Trump responded: “You will find out.” Trump also harshly criticized FBI officials for how they conducted the investigation of whether Russia was trying to interfere in the 2016 election, which the bureau started before Special Counsel Robert Mueller took it over.
The President called FBI officials involved in the Russia investigation “human scum” in the briefing because he believes the lives of several of his friends and colleagues were unnecessarily ruined because of the probe.
Three convicted felons are good people. FBI are scum, human scum. Welcome to Trump world.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) April 19, 2020
“The top of the FBI was scum … human scum” — Trump is still rubbing his own sores about the Russia investigation pic.twitter.com/324x55lAXF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 19, 2020
President Trump says the Justice Department lawyers and FBI agents from the Mueller investigation, many of whom still work for the US government, are “crooked … dangerous … very bad … human scum.” During his rant, he also praised convicted criminals Manafort, Flynn, Stone.
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) April 19, 2020
President Trump: “It was hard to get it aroused, and it is hard to get it aroused, but we got it aroused.” pic.twitter.com/ThY4WMd9ml
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 19, 2020