Speaking to members of the press on the White House lawn Wednesday morning, Donald Trump called himself the "most transparent president ever" and also vowed to fight every subpoena from Democratic House investigators.
"The subpoenas are ridiculous. I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far," Trump said. "We're fighting all the subpoenas."
QUESTION: What do you plan to do about the subpoenas of Don McGahn and others--
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, the subpoena is ridiculous. We have been--I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country, by far. We just went through the Mueller witch hunt where you had really 18 angry Democrats that hate President Trump. They hate him with a passion. They were contributors in many cases to Hillary Clinton. Hate him with a passion. How they picked this panel, I don't know. And they came up with no collusion, and they actually also came up with no obstruction. But our attorney general ruled based on the information. There was no obstruction. So you have no collusion, no obstruction. Now we're finished with it, and I thought after two years we'd be finished with it. No, now the House goes and starts subpoenaing. They want to know every deal I've ever done.
Now Mueller, I assume, for $35 million checked my taxes, checked my financials, which are great, by the way. You know they're great. All you have to do is go look at the records. They're all over the place. But they checked my financials, and they checked my taxes, I assume. It was the most thorough investigation probably in the history of our country. I think I read where they interviewed 500 people. I say it's enough. Get back to infrastructure. Get back to cutting taxes. Get back to lowering drug prices. That's what--really that's what we should be doing.
TRUMP: Well, we're fighting all the subpoenas. Look, these aren't like impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win 2020. They're not going to win with the people that I see. And they're not going to win against me. The only way they can maybe luck out--and I don't think that's going to happen, it might make it even the opposite, that's what a lot of people are saying--the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me or nonsense. But they should be really focused on legislation, not the things that have been--this has been litigated, just so you understand, this has been litigated for the last two years almost since I got into office. Now if you want to litigate, go after the DNC, crooked Hillary, the dirty cops, all of these things. That's what should be litigated because that was a rigged system, and I'm breaking down--I am breaking down the swamp. If you look at what's happening, they're getting caught. They're getting fired. Who knows what's going to happen from now on? But I hope it's--I hope it's very strong. But if you look at drain the swamp, I am draining the swamp. Thank you very much. Thank you.