Trump falsely claims FBI report showed 'effort to overthrow government' despite it debunking his conspiracy theory

Clark Mindock

Donald Trump has praised the Department of Justice inspector general report, claiming that the report showed an effort to overthrow the government — even though the report insisted the opposite.

The president falsely claimed during a White House meeting that the report — which found evidence of mistakes by American officials, but debunked claims of a conspiracy against the Trump campaign —had shown an effort to "overthrow" the US government, and that it was "far worse" than he expected.

"It is incredible. Far worse than I would've ever thought possible. And it's an embarrassment to our country, it's dishonest," Mr Trump said.

Mr Trump continued for a while, before adding: "This was an overthrow of government. This was an attempted overthrow, and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught."

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