President Trump said on Fox News' "Hannity" on Wednesday night that the Russian government preferred Hillary Clinton as the president because she would not have stood up to Russia's energy industry.
, if they had anything on me, it would have come out a long time ago, probably a long time before I ran because they would have been much better off, ”Trump said in his first interview since the end of Robert Mueller's investigation. 19659003] "I really want to be with them but they would have been better off with Hillary Clinton as president," he continued.
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The president went on to claim that the Kremlin had more reason to back Clinton, who would have only helped Russia's energy industry as the Democratic candidate opposed to American oil and gas drilling.
In terms of e nergy, in terms of oil and gas. Look at what we are going to do with the energy, it's incredible in our country. That’s tremendous competition for Russia. Hillary wouldn 't let you drill: There' s no oil, there 's no gas, there' s no anything to compete, "Trump said.
Russia much rather have Hillary than Donald Trump. I can tell you that right now. "
" Russia much rather have Hillary than Donald Trump. I can tell you that right now, "he added.
end of the Mueller investigation into the collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia – finding evidence of a conspiracy to coordinate the efforts to be elected, according to the letter by General William Barr.
While the Russia probe didn't
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] In the same interview, Trump vowed to release the full and unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants and related documents used by the FBI to probe his campaign, saying he wants to "get to the bottom" or how the long-running Russia collusio n narrative began
Trump said that his lawyers had previously advised him not to take that dramatic step out of fear that it could be considered obstruction of justice.
"I do, I have plans to declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release, ”Trump said. “I have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, and they really didn't want me to do it early on. … A lot of people wanted me to do it a long time ago. I'm glad I didn't do it. We got a great result without having to do it, but we will. One of the reasons that my lawyers didn't want me to do, they said, if I do, they'll call it a form of obstruction. ”
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Trump added: "Frankly, thought it would be better if we think it to the end. But at the right time, we will be absolutely releasing. ”