President Trump said "treasonous acts" were committed and there was an "attempted takeover" of the United States while discussing the Robert Mueller probe in an interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity.
"It was treason, it was really treason," Trump said of FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
"You had dirty cops, you had people who are bad FBI folks," he said. "At the top, they were not clean, to put it mildly."
"I know one thing, I was the most innocent human being -- and they all said it, even Comey said he found no wrongdoing -- and one of the few times he didn't like him because he lied in front of Congress," Trump said Wednesday. "Brennan lied. Many of these people lied to Congress and nothing happened."
Trump told Hannity we should not look at the past but think about the future and move forward. However, he said talking about the future, "we can never allow these treasonous acts to happen to another president."
"I think thinking about the past is just OK because we can never let this happen again in our country or to another president. I’m not talking about me. I’m talking into the future. We can never allow this treasonous -- these treasonous acts to happen to another president," he said.
Transcript, via FOX News:
SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: You, after the election, I remember, it was a little surprised because I know that a lot of the crowds -- you had a lot of big crowds, chanted "lock her up" on Hillary after the election, you said, let's move on. Do you feel that way today?
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: No, not really. I did feel that way very much, the night I won, they were all screaming "lock her up, lock her up." Look, she lost 33 -- they deleted 33,000 emails, and they were Bleach Bit, that’s a big deal, a very expensive process.
And almost nobody does it because it’s so expensive. But that’s the way you really get rid of it. So she deleted 33,000 emails.
Can you imagine if I did that? Supposing I did that, I gave millions of pages to these people that were --
HANNITY: One-point-five million.
TRUMP: -- the case that was involved with the Clinton Foundation, and another case, Weissmann, you know all about Weissmann, and many others.
We gave millions of pages, they found nothing. If they were up have found one bad sentence out of millions of pages, believe me, it would have been front and center. It would have been front and center. But it's true, when I, on November 8th, ‘16, one of the great nights that a lot of people have had, since they came from the hills and the mountains, they came from the valleys, they came from everywhere, Sean. It was an incredible evening.
And, you know, they have been rewarded because our job numbers, our unemployment numbers, all of the numbers that they really wanted are the best we have ever had. But I will say this, I said, you know, let's get back on, let's not think about the past, let's think about the future.
But now, I think thinking about the past is just OK because we can never let this happen again in our country or to another president. I’m not talking about me. I’m talking into the future. We can never allow this treasonous -- these treasonous acts to happen to another president.
This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover. If it were the other way around, where I was doing it to President Obama or a Democrat, it would be virtually the maximum sentence that you can find no matter where you look in whatever legal book.
HANNITY: Let me ask you now, I was very critical of the team that Robert Mueller put together. You mentioned Andrew Weissmann, I’ve gone through his record, was at Hillary Clinton's victory party. Only Democratic donors -- no Republicans at all, no Republican donors. And also Jeannie Rhee who work for the Clinton Foundation as a lawyer, was appointed.
How do you feel about Mueller today and were you surprised at all, considering the team that he picked in this particular case? It seemed pretty partisan Democrat. And I thought it was extraordinarily unfair to pick that biased a team.
TRUMP: Yes, it didn't seem to be biased. It was biased.
HANNITY: That’s a good point.
TRUMP: It was tremendously anti-Trump. It was Never Trumpers, it was anti-Trump.
I think in every single instance, I know that Andrew Weissmann was at her -- I guess you’d call it the wake, which was the big evening on November 8th, he was there to celebrate, you know, to celebrate a victory, he was there, and not a happy camper.
But these were people that contributed, most of them, contributed to her campaign. I mean, it was a shocking to see it. So, you know, I wasn't exactly sure -- I know one thing, I had nothing to do with Russia, but I wasn't exactly -- when I looked at the team that was assembled, I wasn't exactly sure what they -- you know, maybe they would take a sentence from here and a sentence from there, I had no idea.
I know one thing, I was the most innocent human being -- and they all said it, even Comey said he found no wrongdoing -- and one of the few times he didn't like him because he lied in front of Congress. Brennan lied. Many of these people lied to Congress and nothing happened. And yet with Flynn, where they didn't even know if he lied based on --
HANNITY: They thought he didn't.
TRUMP: -- what the reports are, and others, look what happened to them on the other side. But these people with so many lies, and lies before Congress, which is just about the ultimate, sworn testimony where Comey told so much, and he leaked classified information.
Well, if somebody in our team leaked classified information, it would be years in jail. So nobody can understand what went on. Nobody really understands one of other thing, when the report came out, why didn't they look at all of these acts on the other side? Was it they only looked at our people?
Now, all of that being said, the end result, it took a long time, almost two years, but the end result is no collusion, and no obstruction. But it took a long time to get there.