Trump: ‘Hard to Believe’ Obama Didn’t Know What FBI Was Up to in 2016
President hints that former President was ware of spying
In the run-up to release of Robert Mueller's report, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that “it would certainly be hard to believe” that former President Barack Obama did not know what the FBI was up to in 2016.
Trump said he was considering holding his own press conference following the release of the report.
The president praised Attorney General William Barr, saying “he’s grabbed it by the horn.”
The interview then moved to former Obama-era officials, who may be lined up for investigation in the coming months as Barr has promised.
Trump said it was “one of my great achievements" in regard to bringing attention to the alleged corruption.
The presdient suggest that he didn't believe Obama was unaware what the FBI was doing.
How is it possible that he didn’t know?” he asked.
“I mean, we’re talking about pervasive, horrible things that were happening.”
"You'll see a lot of very strong things come out tomorrow," Trump tells WMAL.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 17, 2019
"[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, et al ... may be "one of my great achievements, actually."— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 17, 2019
Trump, asked on @WMALDC if Obama had knowledge of the actions of the FBI in 2016, says he questions how his predecessor didn't know.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 17, 2019
"How is it possible that he didn't know? ... I mean, we're talking about pervasive, horrible things that were happening."
"It would certainly be hard to believe that he didn't know what was going on," Trump tells @LarryOConnor.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 17, 2019
“It would certainly be hard to believe that he didn’t know what was going on,” Trump concluded.
In March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that Mueller’s report “conclusively” exonerated president Donald Trump, but not Obama.
McConnell laid blame on the Obama administration for not dealing with alleged Russia election interference.
“No collusion, no conspiracy, no obstruction,” McConnell said.
“It’s good news that our law enforcement professionals know much more about Russia’s benevolent attempts to interfere in the American election and its good news that we can conclusively set aside the notion that the president and his team had somehow participated in those attacks on our democracy,” McConnell said.