White House Says Dems and Mueller Tried to ‘Overthrow’ Trump

‘They literally accused the president of the United States of being an agent for foreign government…’

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(John T. Bennett, CQ-Roll Call) The White House lashed out at Democrats and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, accusing them of trying to “overthrow” President Donald Trump.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Mueller being unable to establish Trump 2016 campaign coordination with Russians “a great reminder also of the rule of law … but it’s also a sad reminder of the lack of accountability that started to seep into the media and into Democrats that have gone out for the last two years actually over two years and accused the president the United States of being an agent of a foreign government.

“Take a second and let that sink in, take a minute and realize how outrageous and how serious and how malicious an accusation like that is,” she told CNN. “They literally accused the president of the United States of being an agent for foreign government, that’s equivalent to treason — that is punishable by death in this country.”

Mueller “wasted” millions in taxpayer funds and, along with Democrats, essentially tried to “overthrow” a sitting president, Sanders said.


During an appearance moments later on Fox, Sanders said Democrats should be “embarrassed” and offered some advice, saying they should “be careful” about continuing their own investigations of all things Trump.

She said Trump was a “better candidate” in 2016 than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and simply “outworked her.”

“They didn’t want to believe their own failure,” she said of Democrats.

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