INVESTIGATIONS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: “I went through three years of a special counsel, prosecutor. I call prosecutor, because it’s a much more accurate term…

It was a Russia, Russia hoax. It was just pure hoax. It was a pure hoax and a very— a very sad thing for the country. And as much as I have done — and I think I have done more than virtually — in four years more than any president in history, with Space Force and tax cuts, biggest regulation cuts in history, biggest tax cuts in history, the vets, the VA — as much as I have done, I could have done more, except that I was under investigation for almost the entire— from the day I came down the escalator, with what— what turned out to be our future first lady, who is very popular, by the way.

But when I came down the escalator, from very shortly thereafter — and you know this almost better than anybody else — I was under investigation. Now, at the time, I didn’t know it, but I was. All they do is investigate. Then they send everything they have into New York, when I beat them in the federal.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Interview: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Donald Trump on Fox News – November 29, 2020,” factba.se, Nov. 29, 2020