‘All I need is the opponents that I’m looking at. I’m liking what I see…’
(John T. Bennett, CQ-Roll Call) President Donald Trump on Monday pledged once again to reject any dirt on his 2020 opponents that originates from a foreign country.
Despite incessant efforts by biased media and partisan Democrats to link Trump to Russia and claim that he colluded with them to dig up dirt on his opponent, Hillary Clinton, a nearly two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller revealed his campaign had not done so.
However, the Ukrainian government has since acknowledged that a DNC surrogate with ties to the country sought dirt on Trump during the 2016 campaign.
“I never did use [it]” Trump told reporters. “As you probably know, that’s what the Mueller report was all about. They said, ‘No collusion.’ And I would certainly agree to that. I don’t need it. All I need is the opponents that I’m looking at. I’m liking what I see.”
The president’s comments about the long list of Democratic presidential hopefuls came as former Vice President Joe Biden has opened a large lead over the other frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in key early primary states. His remarks also come as multiple polls show him trailing Biden, Sanders and several other Democratic candidates in important battleground states.
Biden also has been linked to questionable dealings in Ukraine.
He previously admitted that while vice president he pressured the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a corruption scheme involving his son, Hunter.
One of Trump’s personal lawyers, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, told The New York Times last week he planned to travel to Ukraine to speak with the country’s president-elect about re-starting a probe into a company there with ties to Hunter Biden.
Giuliani also said he would look into whether Democrats worked with Ukraine in any way to prompt the FBI probe into Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
However, Giuliani reportedly canceled the trip last week.
Meanwhile, Trump declined to take a stance on whether his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, should be held in contempt of Congress if he or the White House opts against him testifying about Mueller’s Russia election meddling report.
“I can tell you that there has never been anybody so transparent as the Trump administration,” he said in the Oval Office alongside his Hungarian counterpart. “And it was no collusion, and no obstruction. And we’re wasting a lot of time with that stuff. But the Mueller report came out, and it was a very good report for us.”
Liberty Headlines’ Ben Sellers contributed to this report.
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