Trump to Hannity: Russia Probe ‘Was a Coup’ and ‘Attempted Overthrow’ of US Government

This was an overthrow and it's a disgraceful thing.”

In his first television interview since the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report, President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night that the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election was a “coup” and an “attempted overthrow of the United States government.”

“This was a coup,” Trump exclaimed. “This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government… This was an overthrow and it’s a disgraceful thing.”

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Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.