Reply
Highlighted
Treasured Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
288
Views

Re: Trump accuses Obama of treason for ‘spying’ on his 2016 campaign

288 Views
Message 31 of 32

So............tell me about this Ukraine Quid Pro Quo again. 

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
288
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
259
Views
31
Replies

Trump accuses Obama of treason for ‘spying’ on his 2016 campaign

259 Views
Message 32 of 32

BY:  Paul Bedard

 

President Trump has ratched up his claim that the Obama White House spied on his 2016 campaign, charging in a new book that it was a “treasonous” act by the former Democratic president.

 

“What they did was treasonous, OK? It was treasonous,” he told author Doug Wead for his upcoming book, "Inside Trump's White House: The Real Story of His Presidency."

 

“The interesting thing out of all of this is that we caught them spying on the election. They were spying on my campaign. So you know? What is that all about?” said Trump.

 

“I have never ever said this, but truth is, they got caught spying. They were spying,” said Trump who then added, “Obama.”

 

President Trump (seated) meets with Doug Wead in the Oval Office of the White House. Wead provided the photo to Secrets.

President Trump (seated) meets with Doug Wead in the Oval Office of the White House. Wead provided the photo to Secrets.
(Official White House Photo/Tia Dufour)
 

In 2017, Trump tweeted that he felt the Obama White House “had my wires tapped” in Trump Tower. He later said he didn’t mean it literally but that he felt his campaign was being spied on.

 

Attorney General William Barr earlier this year said he was looking into whether “improper surveillance” may have occurred in 2016. "I think spying did occur," he said.

 

He has tasked a prosecutor to look into Obama officials and other officials who sparked the Russia collusion investigation into Trump after a report showed no collusion. New reports on that investigation described it as “criminal” in nature.

 

“It turned out I was right. By the way,” Trump told Wead in excerpts provided to Secrets. “In fact, what I said was peanuts compared to what they did. They were spying on my campaign. They got caught and they said, ‘Oh we were not spying. It was actually an investigation.’ Can you imagine an administration investigating its political opponents?” said the president.

 

In the book, Trump said that the Russia investigation undercut his presidency.

 

“Anybody else would be unable to function under the kind of pressure and distraction I had. They couldn’t get anything done. No other president should ever have to go through this. But understand, there was no collusion. They would have had to make something up,” he said.

 

 

 

VIMTSTL
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
259
Views
31
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

AARP Coronavirus Call-in Event

AARP will host a weekly, live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). Learn more on AARP's Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall page and join us each week for the latest information.

Calling is toll-free. During the 90-minute live event, government experts will answer your questions and address health concerns related to COVID-19.