President Trump reacts to the FBI raid of his lawyer Michael Cohen in a statement from the cabinet room Monday evening. Trump said what is happening is a "disgrace" and it's "an attack on our country."
Trump responded to a reporter who asked about firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump said, "we'll see what happens."
"I think it's really a sad situation, when you look at what happened. And many people have said, you should fire him," Trump said.
"So we'll see what happens," the president told the press. "I think it's disgraceful, and so does a lot of other people. This is a pure and simple witch-hunt."
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Why don't I just fire Mueller? Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens. But I think it's really a sad situation, when you look at what happened. And many people have said, you should fire him. Again, they found nothing. And in finding nothing, that's a big statement.
If you know the person in charge of the investigation, you know about that, Deputy Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, he wrote the letter very critical of Comey. One of the things they said, I fired Comey. Well, I turned out to do the right, thing because you look at all of the things that he's done, and the lies, and you look at what's gone on at the FBI with the insurance policy and all of the things that happened, turned out I did the right thing.
But he signed, as you know, he also signed the FISA warrant. So Rod Rosenstein, who's in charge of this, signed a FISA warrant, and he also -- he also signed a letter that was essentially saying to fire James Comey, and he was right about that. He was absolutely right.
So we'll see what happens. I think it's disgraceful, and so does a lot of other people. This is a pure and simple witch-hunt.
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