At first, the Gov. Paul LePage had a muted reaction to the heightening controversy around President Donald Trump when asked about it by WGAN on Thursday. He ended at a conspiracy theory.

He said “I don’t trust the media,” then endorsed the Trump administration’s appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel handling the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential Russian links “to get the facts on the table.”

LePage then referenced his own trouble with the Maine media and some legislators’ 2016 attempt to impeach him, saying “the left will do anything” and “I’m very suspect of a lot of things that have happened in our country, including Vince Foster.”

Foster, who was deputy White House counsel in President Bill Clinton’s administration, died by suicide in 1993 after a period of depression. His death led to conspiracy theories that the Clintons were involved, but several probes confirmed the suicide.

Gov. Paul LePage

Maine Gov. Paul LePage pauses during a meeting to discuss the state’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.


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