President Donald Trump said, in a bombshell interview, that the Attorney General Bill Barr is going to investigate collusion.
But the collusion that is going to be investigated is not between President Trump and Russia but rather the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Ukraine, he said in an interview with Fox News Host Sean Hannity on Thursday.
Here’s a partial transcript:
“Alright, a lot of breaking news tonight, and you haven’t really talked at length in an interview about a lot of issues,” Hannity said.
“Let me start with this issue of the Ukraine. I don’t know if you were following the top of the show or John Solomon’s new report or that both Catherine Herridge and Sara Carter are reporting tonight.”
“We now have text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, never before seen, discussing recruiting White House sources to spy on you,” Hannity said.
“Take it in any order you like,” he said to the President.
“Well, I think it’s incredible when you hear it. These are great reporters, all three, and when you have them on your trail, that’s a problem,” Trump responded.
“These are people that should be getting Pulitzers, not the ones that got the Pulitzers that got everything wrong.”
“If you listen to them, they got everything wrong. Go back and read some of their early and mid articles. They didn’t have a clue what was going on and they win Pulitzer Prizes. These are the ones that should be winning.”
“It sounds like big stuff. It sounds very interesting with Ukraine. I just spoke to the new president a little while ago, two days ago, and congratulated him on an incredible race. Incredible run. A big surprise victory. That’s 75 percent of the vote,” he said.
“Mr. President, Ukraine is offering this evidence to the United States. Would you like the United States — with all this talk about collusion, they are saying they included on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.
“Does America need to see that information in spite of all of the attacks against you on collusion?” Hannity asked.
“Well, I think we do. And, frankly, we have a great new attorney general who has done an unbelievable job in a very short period of time.
“And he is very smart and tough and I would certainly defer to him. I would imagine he would want to see this.
“People have been saying this whole — the concept of Ukraine, they have been talking about it actually for a long time. You know that, and I would certainly defer to the attorney general.
“And we’ll see what he says about it. He calls them straight. That’s one thing I can tell you,” President Trump said.
Here’s the interview in it’s entirety from Fox News: