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5 Ways Trump's Tweet on Mueller Stretched the Truth

Although Trump says there was “no collusion,” Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have concluded they "found no evidence of it," and Democrats on the panel disagree

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    5 Ways Trump's Tweet on Mueller Stretched the Truth
    Donald Trump and Robert Mueller

    President Donald Trump made his most direct — and explicit — criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in a tweet this weekend that contained at least five inaccuracies or distortions, NBC News reported.

    Trump wrote: “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”

    In fact, the probe started after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and Mueller was appointed as special counsel by the No. 2 official in Trump’s Justice Department.

    The Mueller probe has since charged 19 different individuals with crimes.

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    Although Trump says there was “no collusion,” Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have concluded they "found no evidence of it." Democrats on the panel disagree.

    Both Democrats and Republicans have said the original inquiry began with George Papadopoulos’ conversation with an Australian diplomat about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton, not with information from the Steele dossier Trump referred to as the "Fake Dossier."

    Finally, the FISA court order to begin surveillance on Carter Page took place after Page left the campaign.