Trump Says It’s ‘Hard To Believe’ Obama Didn’t Know What FBI Was Up To In 2016
In an interview, President Donald Trump stated Wednesday that “it would certainly be hard to believe” Barack Obama did not know what the FBI was up to in 2016. Trump was speaking to WMAL radio host Larry O’Connor and said that he might even hold his own press conference after Attorney General William Barr releases of the Mueller Report Thursday morning.
“You’ll see a lot of very strong things come out tomorrow,” Trump told O’Connor.
“[Barr’s] been a fantastic attorney general. He’s grabbed it by the horn,” Trump says. Trump says calling attention to the actions of Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, etc … may be “one of my great achievements, actually.”
“How is it possible that he didn’t know? … I mean, we’re talking about pervasive, horrible things that were happening.” Trump asked in reference to Obama.
Barr is releasing the report Thursday. He had dropped a bombshell last week by telling a group of senators that he believes spying against the Trump campaign did take place in 2016.
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr said during an exchange with Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Shaheen asked in a follow-up whether Barr believed the Obama FBI spied on the Trump team.
“You’re not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?” Shaheen asked.
“I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,” Barr said.
“I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”
Pelosi, Shumer, and other Democrats were furious that Barr would use the word, ‘spying’ and told him to ‘take it back’!
James Comey then tried to claim that he never thought of ‘electronic surveillance’ as spying.
Comey made this response:
“With respect to Barr’s comments, I really don’t know what he’s talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign. It’s concerning because the FBI, the Department of Justice, conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying,”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 11, 2019
Senator Lindsay Graham also jumped into the fray:
Graham tweeted that he believes the question to ask is not whether the Obama FBI was spying but whether it was legal or not.
“It is spying but it’s lawful if it was appropriately done. There is no doubt. They didn’t do this to Clinton — they did this to Trump. We’re going to find out why.”
Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are expected to release the redacted Mueller report and give a press conference Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Barr suggested later in the hearing that he had information leading him to question whether the FBI conducted unauthorized surveillance against the Trump campaign.
“I believe there is a basis for my concern, but I’m not going to discuss it,” Barr said. You can hear the full interaction here.
This release will be fascinating. Liberals are salivating to find at least a tiny little gem to latch onto to catch the President in something untoward. Their main focus, Trump colluding with the Russians went down the drain as soon as Mueller announced the investigation complete and that not ANY Americans colluded with the Russians.
After two years, Trump was proven correct, and innocent.
So what else could be in there? Maybe a surprise for the other side?
We know there was nefarious activity around this whole setup, by the Democrats, Hillary, and Obama and his DOJ. It makes sense to me that Mueller just might have a whammy in there that they are not expecting.
Keep the popcorn running!