Trump went to Capitol Hill and suggested that Barack Obama was behind the Russia investigation and demanded an investigation of the former president.
Here was Trump’s exchange with reporters:
Q: You’ve accused the people who launched the investigation into your campaign of “treasonous” acts – how high up do you think it went.
Trump: “I think it went very high up. I think what happened is a disgrace. I don’t believe our country should allow this ever to happen again. This will never happen again. We can never let it ever happen again. It went very high up, and it started fairly low, but with instructions from the high up. This should never happen to a president again. We can’t allow that to take place.”
Do you think it reached the West Wing of the Obama White House?
Trump: “I don’t want to say that, but I think you know the answer.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) March 26, 2019
Trump was calling for an investigation into Obama
Donald Trump is pulling all of the old tricks out of his playbook now. After the lie and refuse to release documents stunt related to the Mueller report, Trump has moved to trying to distract from the Mueller report by calling for an investigation into former President Obama. This is a stunt that Trump used to try to distract from his own problems in the past. Trump has at various times called for investigations into Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Trump has convinced himself and he is trying to sell the rest of the country on the idea that Obama is the real criminal. Republicans in the Senate aren’t going to launch an investigation into Obama. Trump is in full cover-up mode, and he is trying to distract the country by calling for a baseless investigation into Obama that isn’t fooling anyone.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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