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Trump on Russia Investigation: This Was Treason

Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House Thursday, President Trump called the Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 presidential election "treasonous."

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"The bottom line, the result is no  collusion, no obstruction. And that's the way it is. And I know a lot of people were very disappointed, but they knew the real answer. You know when the Democrats go behind the scenes, and they go into a room backstage, and they sit and they talk, they laugh. Because they know it's all a big scam, a big hoax. This is dirty politics. This is actually treason," Trump said. "This is a very bad thing that people have done. And I just hope that law enforcement takes it up because if they don't take it up they're doing a great disservice to our country."

President Trump also took to Twitter to express his discontent.

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Trump's remarks come one day after Attorney General Bill Barr testified on Capitol Hill he believes spying occurred on the Trump campaign and will be looking into the circumstances of why it happened. 

"I think spying did occur," Barr said. "I'm not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly," Barr said.

"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. I'm not suggesting those rules were violated but I think it's important to look at that," he continued. "The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated, and I'm not suggesting it wasn't adequately predicated, but I need to explore that."

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