Chuck Schumer Calls #Obamagate a ‘Discredited Conspiracy’ Theory
Senate minority leader blasts president for not focusing on pandemic
Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Obamagate was just President Donald Trump promoting an “already discredited conspiracy” theory.
Schumer rubbished the revelations that Obama investigated Trump and his campaign before leaving the White House, saying the president should focus more on the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain asked:
“So Senator, President Trump has been nonstop tweeting about Obamagate, which stems from allegations Obama and senior officials used government power to spy on Trump’s campaign."
"Can you say with 100% certainty that this did not happen, and it’s all a big Trump conspiracy theory to distract us?”
“Well, I didn’t say it, 17 intelligence agencies—these are nonpartisan, these are people who have risked their lives for us, CIA, NSA— they said it," Schumer replied.
"This came from the Russians who wanted to divert attention for what they did," Schumer continued.
“For the Senate and President Trump to spend time on this when we have a COVID crisis is just absolutely absurd."
"We should be focusing on helping people through this crisis, not pursuing already discredited conspiracy theories.”
Last week, Trump signaled that an investigation into the former president might be on the cards.
President Trump has repeatedly challenged Obama for investigating him and his campaign before leaving the White House.
Trump shared several messages on Twitter that criticized the ex-POTUS.
“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” Trump tweeted.
He got caught, OBAMAGATE! https://t.co/oV6fum0zIS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020
On Wednesday, Neon Nettle reported two Senate committees were "dramatically expanding" their investigations into the Obamagate scandal.
The anti-Trump Obama-era "Crossfire Hurricane" probe is now seeing more evidence rise to the surface.
According to new evidence, investigators suggest the Obama Administration's surveillance of members of the Trump campaign could have started before the FBI's 2016 probe.
Attorney General William Barr said the surveillance amounts to “spying.”
Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson also requested more documents to be unsealed by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell as part of their expanding probe.
The information request comes after the revelation involving multiple Obama officials.
Several Obama-era officials, including then-Vice President Joe Biden, unmasked then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn.
It's not really looking like much of a conspiracy theory.