Trump Indicates AG Barr Has Enough Evidence to Charge Obama & Biden with Spying
President suggests Justice Department is preparing to make huge move in Obamagate probe
President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that Attorney General Bill Barr now has enough evidence to charge top Obama Administration officials with spying on his 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump suggested that the Department of Justice is preparing to indict key members of the previous administration, including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The president dropped the bombshell during a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo Thursday morning.
After making headlines by telling Bartiromo that he would not participate in a virtual debate, President Trump also revealed that the DOJ now has "plenty" of evidence to go after Obama and Biden.
"These people should be indicted, this was the greatest political crime in the history of our country, and that includes Obama and it includes Biden," Trump said.
"These are people that spied on my campaign — and we have everything — and now they say 'we have much more,' and I say, 'Bill, we got plenty, you don't need anymore,'" Trump continued.
"We've got so much, Maria, just take a look at the [former FBI Director James] Comey report, 78 pages of kill, done by [DOJ Inspector General Michael] Horowitz," President Trump added.
"Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes -- the greatest political crime in history of our country -- then we'll get little satisfaction ... and that includes Obama and that includes Biden" -- Trump calls for Obama and Biden to be charged with crimes pic.twitter.com/g4hVYx98ZJ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 8, 2020
It was not immediately clear if the president was referring to documents and evidence already made publicly available or to information not yet revealed as a part of U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation.
Durham was tasked by Barr earlier this year with investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion probe, according to The Blaze.
On Tuesday, Trump authorized the declassification of all government documents related to the Trump-Russia investigation and the email scandal involving 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax," Trump said in a tweet.
"Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!"
That announcement followed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe's declassification of a CIA memo addressed to former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok.
The memo informed the two officials about "an exchange ... discussing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server."
Ratcliffe also released notes taken by former CIA Director John Brennan that showed that Brennan was aware of the allegations.
Brennan wrote: "Cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton [on 28 July] on proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to villify [sic] Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service."
With the general election in 26 days, any major indictments are unlikely.
But should charges be formally announced against a high-ranking member of the Obama administration, it would certainly send shockwaves through Washington and across the country.