In the coming weeks, the American people will be learning a great deal about the scandal formerly known as “RussiaGate”, now existing under the moniker “ObamaGate” on account of its likely impetus.
It all began back in 2016, as Donald Trump was campaigning for the presidency and his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, suddenly began insinuating that the eventual President was somehow working with or for the Russian government. Clinton insisted during the debates leading up to that election that Vladimir Putin himself was in favor of a Trump presidency, and that he may have been using his vast network of clandestine resources to make it so.
Then, after Democratic operatives funded the long-debunked “Steele Dossier”, the FBI used that unverifiable information to obtain a warrant that allowed them to essential spy on the Trump campaign.
This led to a number of investigations, induing the lengthy probe undertaken by Robert Mueller, and the dirty-cop sleuthing that landed General Michael Flynn in hot water.
Now, a counter-investigation into that series of events is unfolding deep within the DOJ, and President Trump would prefer that the department refrain from restraining their own efforts.
President Trump on Thursday said he hopes U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russia probe, is “not going to be politically correct” and warned that Attorney General William Barr could go down as “the greatest attorney general” or just “an average guy” — depending on what comes out of the monthslong probe.
During an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo, the president was asked about the Durham probe, which the Justice Department has said could yield some results by next month.
“I hope he’s doing a great job, and I hope they’re not going to be politically correct,” Trump said. “Obama knew everything. Vice President Biden, as dumb as he may be, knew everything, and everybody else knew.”
“And [former FBI Director James] Comey, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan, and [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, they were all terrible, they lied to Congress,” the president added.
The President then made a damning claim.
“They spied on my campaign, which is treason,” he continued. “They spied, both before and after I won, using the intelligence apparatus of the United States to take down a president, a legally elected president, a duly elected president of the United States. It is the single biggest political crime in the history of our country.”
Then, in what could be considered a preview of the rhetoric to come, President Trump insisted that “It goes all to Obama, and it goes right to Biden.”
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