The United States President, Donald Trump, has said enemies who did “evil” and “treasonous things” will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russia.
Speaking in the Oval Office on Monday, he said no other president should have to be investigated over “a false narrative”.
He spoke a day after the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, released a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s completed report.
The report clears President Trump of conspiring with Russia to steal the US 2016 election.
Asked by a reporter during his meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House about the outcome of the Mueller report, President Trump said a lot of “evil” people have done serious harm to the U.S.
He said: “There’s a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things. I would say treasonous things, against our country.”
“And hopefully people that have done such harm to our country, we’ve gone through a period of really bad things happening.
“Those people will certainly be looked at, I’ve been looking at them for a long time.
“And I’m saying, ‘why haven’t they been looked at?’ They lied to Congress – many of them, you know who they are – they’ve’ done so many evil things.”
He added: “It was a false narrative, it was a terrible thing, we can never let this happen to another president again, I can tell you that. I say it very strongly.”
President Trump did, however, not name the alleged culprits.
Barr ruled there was no evidence requiring prosecution on the obstruction issue.
But the long-awaited report stops short of exonerating the president of obstruction of justice.