On the verge of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump railed against the Russia investigation and embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok, calling the agent “a disgrace to our country” and saying the probe “hurts our relationship with Russia.”
Asked about the tone he expects at his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump shifted topics, saying in a CBS News interview excerpt that “we’re greatly hampered by this whole witch hunt that’s going in the United States.”
Trump also said he watched Strzok’s House testimony last week. The President said Strzok, who had sent texts critical of Trump, was “a disgrace to our country” and “a disgrace to the FBI.”
“I thought (Strzok’s testimony) was an absolute disgrace. Where he wants to do things against me before I was even, I guess before I was even the candidate. It was a disgrace,” Trump said during the interview at his resort in Turnberry, Scotland. “And then he lied about it. And you know, talking about shutting it down and ‘we, we.’ And he says, ‘Oh, I meant the American people’ all of a sudden, you know, he came up with excuses, I guess, given to a lawyer, but everybody laughed at it.”
Trump tweeted later Sunday that he believes no matter how well the summit with Putin goes, he’ll face criticism from Democrats and the media.
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SOURCE: CNN, Maegan Vazquez