President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he might file "a major lawsuit" regarding the formation of the Russia investigation by former special counsel Robert Mueller, alleging that Mueller treated him and his associates unfairly.
"We've been investigating on a personal basis, through Rudy [Giuliani] and others, lawyers, corruption in the 2016 election," Trump told reporters at a news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.
Giuliani is Trump's personal lawyer.
"We've been investigating corruption because I probably will, I was going to definitely, but I probably will be bringing a lot of litigation against a lot of people having to do with the corrupt investigation having to do with the 2016 election," the president said.
"I've been looking at that long and hard for a long period of time — how it started, why it started — it should never happen to another president, ever, but I've been talking about it from the standpoint of bring a major lawsuit, and I've been talking about it for a long time," Trump said.
Trump has viciously attacked the Mueller probe throughout its existence — and the former special counsel ultimately found that he lacked sufficient evidence to charge the president with colluding with Russia during the 2016 election.
Mueller also declined to determine whether President Trump had obstructed justice, though his investigation had snared many of the president's former associates — and some had been convicted and received prison time.
Trump also told reporters that he was justified in bringing a lawsuit because "the way they treated me and other people, they've destroyed people.
"They've destroyed their lives with a phony charge that never existed, and that was collusion," the president said.
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