McCaskill: ‘Not a Hint of Corruption During Eight Years’ of Obama
The former Senator also claimed that Trump's 'playbook' is to lie about his opponents
Former Senator turned political commentator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) claimed former President Barack Obama did not have “a hint of corruption during eight years.”
But McCaskill comments come as two Senate committees are "dramatically expanding" their investigations into the Obamagate scandal.
The former Senator also claimed that Trump's "playbook" is to lie about his opponents.
During a Wednesday MSNBC, McCaskill said:
“I think what would be the tale of this election will be what is going on in September and October."
"I think there are going to be three metrics that this president is definitely afraid of, to use an unfortunate phrase. He’s going to be afraid of the unemployment numbers in September and October, and so far, the complicated and byzantine stimulus that’s been put forward has not eased unemployment," she said.
"And that’s the measure here. Not the stock market. How many people are in bread lines, and how many people don’t have jobs, and how many people have lost health care?" she asked.
"That’s the measure. And then how many—what is the daily body count in September and October? How many people are dying every day from this virus in September and October? And how many new cases are showing up every day?" she questioned.
"There’s no way there will be a vaccine before September or October.”
“So what is the president’s playbook? Looking down that tunnel, his playbook is to go to what worked for him in 2016 and is to lie about his opponent. And what that thing was with the senators —I’ve got to get this in —what that thing was with the senators yesterday, he went to that lunch to tell them to lie for him."
"You’ve got to lie about Barack Obama and Joe Biden. You’ve got to turn them into something they are not."
"You got to make them criminals. He wants to get to the point where they’re chanting lock them up at his rallies about Obama and Biden, who have done nothing illegal."
"Nothing, nothing, not even close! Not a hint of corruption during eight years of Barack Obama."
"No wholesale firing of inspector generals. So I really think it’s startling that he’s so panicked that he felt the need to go down there to shore up the Republicans, you guys got to get tougher and lie better because that’s essentially what his message was yesterday.”
McCaskill comments come just days after President Donald Trump scolded Obama, describing him as "one of the worst presidents" in United States history.
“I think President Obama was one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. I think he was an incompetent president."
"He left a broken military," Trump noted.
Additionally, McCaskill failed to note the newly released documents showed FBI agents under Obama investigated Gen., Michael Flynn, despite lack of evidence.
Earlier this month, Trump weighed in on the list of Obama officials who reportedly “unmasked” members of his 2016 campaign, including Flynn.
The President said Obama officials should face immediate consequences.
“It was the greatest political crime in the history of our country."
“If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would have been in jail a long time ago, and I’m talking with 50-year sentences."