US President Trump condemned the now-completed investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, calling it an "attempted takeover of [the US] government", CNN reported Wednesday.
"We can never allow this treasonous, these treasonous acts to happen to another president", Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
"This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover", Trump said. "If it were the other way around, where I was doing it to President Obama or a Democrat, it would be virtually the maximum sentence that you can find".
"If the Republican Party had done this to the Democrats, if we had done this to President Obama, you'd have 100 people in jail right now and it would be treason. It would be considered treason and they'd be in jail for the rest of their lives".
In his comments, Donald Trump accused disgraced former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, who have been proven to have had a biased approach to the investigation, as well as "hundreds of others" of treason, hinting they can be punished for it.
"In 50 years from now, in 100 years from now, if someone tries the same thing, they have to know that the penalty will be very, very great, if and when they get caught".
"[I don't] want to talk about pardons now", he said, but added the investigation was "sad on so many levels", the CNN report says.
Dissatisfied with Barr's review, Democrats are pushing for the full report to be released to the public. On Tuesday, a Justice Department official quoted by The Wall Street Journal said that a version of the report will be available for Congress and the public within weeks.
Interestingly enough, earlier this week, during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump admitted that Robert Mueller "acted honorably", while blasting the investigation itself, according to an NBC News report.