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'This Was an Attempted Overthrow': Trump Holds Nothing Back After IG Report Is Released

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President Trump lashed out after being briefed about the Department of Justice Inspector General's report on FISA abuses that was finally released on Monday, saying the abuses were an "attempted overthrow of the government."

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The report stated that while the Inspector General's office found no evidence of political bias concerning the FBI’s operation to infiltrate the Trump campaign and that the investigation was justified, they did find 17 errors and incidents of omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications.

Page worked as a foreign policy adviser for Trump's 2016 campaign.

Speaking at the White House, Trump said the FBI "fabricated evidence" and "lied" to the courts. 

"This was something that we can never allow to happen again," Trump said. "The report actually and especially when you look in to it and the details of the report are far worse than anything I would have even imagined. What they were doing and what they would’ve done if I didn’t make a certain move, a certain move that was a very important move because it would have been even worse if that’s possible."

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"And they might’ve been able to succeed, this was an overthrow of government, this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught. They got caught red-handed and I look forward to the Durham report, which is coming out in the not-too-distant future," he continued. "Which is this information plus, plus, plus. An incredible thing that happened and going to put this down as one of our great achievements because what we found and what we saw never, ever should this happen again in our country."


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