WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he’s been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. “Nearly 500 search warrants,” says the page, from an ABC News graphic. “More than 2,500 subpoenas.” And: “19 special counsel lawyers & 40 FBI agents worked the case.” If that sounds like overkill by the Robert Mueller inquiry, it’s only half the story. Trump did not show or quote from a second page that goes with the graphic, laying out the results of the investigation. Among them: “37 total indicted … 26 Russians indicted … 4 people sent to prison … 7 guilty pleas.” In Trump’s telling, it’s all a hoax. Selective accounting like that has been a constant in Trump’s rhetoric. A look at some of his recent statements, on the Russia investigation, the border, the economy and more: TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS TRUMP: “I don’t do cover-ups.” — Rose Garden remarks Wednesday to reporters. THE FACTS: Federal prosecutors may not agree with that assertion, which he made in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that the president was engaged in a cover-up…. Read full this story
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