- The Washington Times - Friday, March 15, 2019

Pointing to fresh evidence of anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department, President Trump said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller should never have been appointed, and his forthcoming report shouldn’t exist.

In a series of tweets, the president said newly disclosed congressional testimony of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok “is devastating” for its revelations of anti-Trump sentiment among FBI employees who handled the Hillary Clinton email server probe, and for exposing bias in launching the Russia investigation that was assigned to Mr. Mueller.

“So, if there was knowingly & acknowledged to be ‘zero’ crime when the Special Counsel was appointed, and if the appointment was made based on the Fake Dossier (paid for by Crooked Hillary) and now disgraced Andrew McCabe (he & all stated no crime), then the Special Counsel should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report,” the president tweeted. “This was an illegal & conflicted investigation in search of a crime.”

He said allegations of collusion between his campaign and Moscow were “nothing more than an excuse by the Democrats for losing an Election that they thought they were going to win.”

He concluded in an all-caps tweet, “This should never happen to a president again!”

The documents released this week — transcripts of interviews from Mr. Strzok and his lover, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — show they were determined to prevent Mr. Trump from becoming president and were eyeing impeachment after he was inaugurated. 

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