Trump says special counsel investigation and Las Vegas mass shooting are ‘both very sad events’
Composite image of Stephen Paddock (Facebook) and Donald Trump (Nicole S Glass/Shutterstock)

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI during an Oval Office interview with a far-right website founded by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.


The president attacked the FBI for their arrest of infamous "dirty trickster" Roger Stone, who has advised Trump politically for decades.

"Speaking of the FBI, sir, were you comfortable with the force that was used in the raid on Roger Stone’s house?" The Daily Caller asked. "Do you think that was appropriate for your FBI to be doing that in a white collar-case?"

"I thought it was very unusual. You know, I’ve stayed out of that whole situation because there was no collusion whatsoever. There was no nothing done wrong," Trump argued.

"And frankly, I could have waded in very early. I could have ended it very easily if I wanted to," Trump said of obstructing justice.

"But just let it run its course," he said, despite previously admitting he fired FBI Director James Comey in an attempt to end the investigation.

Trump also complained about the FBI spending $30 million on the special counsel investigation, without acknowledging Robert Mueller has already seized more than the cost of the investigation.

Trump compared the investigation into his alleged Russian collusion with the mass shooting in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock.